Apple Sued Over iPhone Location Tracking Data, Again
Apple is the target of another lawsuit over the company’s collection of location data, writes The Loop.
Filed in the United States District Court for the District Of Puerto Rico the suit claims Apple, The Weather Channel and Pandora Media are intentionally intercepting personally identifying information.
This particular lawsuit revolves around the belief that Apple is capturing and transmitting UDIDs (Unique Device ID) as well as location data and then transmitting it to third parties. Unsurprisingly the claimant is asking for monetary damages.
This isn’t the first time Apple’s use of location data has landed the company in hot water. Just last month, another lawsuit was brought against the Cupertino company for the way its iPhones, iPads and iPod touches have been collecting data on their location and storing it in an unencrypted log file once attached to a computer.
Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has gone on record to say the company isn’t tracking its customers, but merely collecting anonymous data to help improve future mapping products the company is working on.
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