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Judge: Apple Must Disclose More in Lawsuit

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 8, 2013

A judge has ordered Apple to disclose detailed evidence in a geolocation lawsuit, Bloomberg reports. Noting he cannot rely on what the company tells him, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal issued the order following claims by the plaintiffs’ representation that the company has withheld documents it had previously been ordered to share. The lawsuit claims Apple collected location data on users though smartphones after users turned off the geolocation feature. Grewal said he had already “refereed” the case and it is “unacceptable” that Apple still has not complied. “Luckily for the plaintiffs, Apple has provided more than enough evidence itself to suggest to the court that it has not fully complied with the court’s order,” he wrote.
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