Companies Sued for Tracking in Puerto Rico
PRIVACY LAW—U.SMay 12, 2011
A lawsuit filed this week in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico alleges that Apple, Pandora Media and The Weather Channel failed to disclose that they were sharing personal and location data with advertising networks, reports CNET News. The suit focuses on the use of unique device identifiers (UDID) to track users' online activities because, "unlike with browser cookies, Apple does not provide users any way to delete or restrict access to their devices' UDIDs." The suit seeks class-action status as well as damages, restitution and an injunction against Apple for collecting UDID-related data. A similar suit was filed last December targeting the same companies and other app makers.