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Lawyer To File Class-Action Following Data Collection

PRIVACY LAW—KOREA

July 15, 2011

A South Korean lawyer who recently received compensation from a mobile phone company for its collection of location data without consent says that he will now file a class-action lawsuit against the company, The Wall Street Journal reports. An administrative court in South Korea ordered Apple to pay attorney Kim Hyung-seok, an order the company complied with, according to a spokesman. Now, Kim has established a website seeking other plaintiffs for the forthcoming class-action. "I never agreed that my location can be tracked through iPhone," Kim said, calling the data collection "an obvious invasion of privacy." (Registration may be required to access this article.)
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