A total of fifteen provisions in Apple's general data-use terms were struck down because they deviated from German laws. Consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband took Apple to court over the illegal terms and conditions.
Apple asked customers in the terms for “global consent” to use their data, while German law requires that clients know in detail what data is used for what purpose, VZBV said. Apple also may not ask for permission to use names, addresses and phone numbers of users’ contacts. The court also blocked the iPad maker’s rule for delivering the data to other companies that use them for advertising, according to VZBV.
Apple can still appeal the decision.