Apple Ordered to Pay $946 to Korean iPhone User Over Location Tracking

Posted July 14, 2011 at 2:39pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5971 views

Apple was ordered to pay $946 in compensation to a Korean iPhone user for collecting location data without his consent, according to Reuters.

Apple Korea agreed to pay 1 million won ($946) in compensation to Kim Hyung-suk, a lawyer, following a court order in May, two officials at Changwon District Court told Reuters on Thursday. They declined to be identified because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

Kim's law firm, Mirae Law, is now preparing a class action lawsuit against Apple for the unauthorized data collection. A website where users can sign up for the class action suit can be found at www.sueapple.co.kr.

Apple is also being sued in the U.S. over its location tracking.

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Who Cares - July 14, 2011 at 4:47pm
I honestly don't give a crap about the location tracking. If Apple were doing it for nefarious reasons they'd have hidden it better & had it reporting back to them. BFD
Don - July 14, 2011 at 5:29pm
Apple don't do nefarious.. That's Bush n the CIA who do nefarious :D
Don - July 14, 2011 at 2:59pm
Apple could buy Korea for a 1,000,000 won... As for tracking tosh peeps read T/C's.....
Rick - July 14, 2011 at 2:46pm
Apple should fix this issue in older devices too, like the iPhone3G
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