Apple Wants Class-Action Status Denied
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.September 24, 2013
Apple says iPhone users suing the company for allegedly allowing app developers to access personal information shouldn’t be able to proceed with a class-action lawsuit, MediaPost News reports. In the case, consumers claim Apple misled them by sharing their devices’ unique identifiers with app developers after promising to protect their personal information. But Apple says consumers haven’t presented “a shred of evidence that even a single app transmitted ‘personal information.’” The company is asking U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh to reject the plaintiffs’ request for class-action status.