Suit Filed Over Mobile Tracking
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.April 26, 2011
Computerworld reports on a proposed class-action lawsuit against Apple following researchers' findings last week that iPhone and iPad devices have been tracking users' locations. The two plaintiffs, who hail from Florida and New York, filed the suit on Friday, alleging "fraud, deceptive business practices and several additional violations of federal and state laws," the report states. The lawsuit states, "If Apple wanted to track the whereabouts of each of its products' users, it should have obtained specific, particularized informed consent such that Apple consumers across America would not have been shocked and alarmed to learn of Apple's practices in recent days."