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Apple Wins iPhone Privacy Lawsuit Dismissal

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 27, 2013

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused Apple of not complying with the privacy promises it makes to iPhone and iPad users, MediaPost reports. The class alleged the company violated its privacy policy by allowing unique identifiers to be shared with third parties, thereby compromising user privacy. U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ruled consumers failed to show they had read the privacy statements prior to purchasing the devices and none had submitted evidence they “read or relied on any particular Apple misrepresentation regarding privacy.”
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