Gov't Fines Company Over Location Data
PRIVACY LAW—SOUTH KOREAAugust 3, 2011
The Korea Communications Commission has fined Apple, Inc. $2,855 for collecting users' location data without authorization, the Chicago Tribune reports. This is the first time, the report states, that punishment has been levied on the company in response to its collection of location information. Meanwhile, approximately 27,800 South Korean iPhone and iPad users are planning to file a class-action lawsuit against the company for its collection practices. A company representative said, "Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone" and "has never done so and has no plans to ever do so."