Apple Slapped With $25M IPhone Tracking Suit In S. Korea

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A South Korean law firm reportedly said Wednesday that Apple Inc. has been hit with a privacy infringement class action by more than 26,000 iPhone users in that country over revelations that the smartphones had been tracking users’ locations.

The Korea Times reported that the 26,691 consumers are seeking 1 million won ($936) each.

The suit, filed in Changwon District Court by the firm Mirae Law, stems from revelations earlier this year that iPhones tracked user location data and stored the data, unencrypted, for months, according...
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