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iPhone Owners Drop Privacy Violation Suit

MOBILE PRIVACY—KOREA

January 24, 2013

iPhone owners in Korea have dropped a lawsuit that claimed Apple’s iPhone’s tracking mechanisms violated their privacy rights by obtaining location data without their consent. The 29 plaintiffs will now join a separate suit against Apple that includes 27,000 iPhone users and also alleges privacy violations. The plaintiffs in that class-action are seeking more than $25 million in compensation. In 2011, a Korean man won his suit against Apple, claiming his iPhone’s location log infringed upon privacy articles in the Korean Constitution.
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