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Judge: No Harm Shown in Apple App Suit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 23, 2011

U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a group of consolidated class-action suits alleging that Apple and eight mobile-application makers shared users' personal information without their consent. Koh wrote in her opinion that the plaintiffs did not show any tangible injuries from the alleged online tracking but gave the plaintiffs 60 days to file an amended complaint. MediaPost News reports that the plaintiffs claimed Apple devices' unique identifiers allowed for third parties to track consumers "on an ongoing basis and across numerous applications." The plaintiffs' attorney confirmed they will file an amended complaint.
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