Judge formally dismisses user privacy lawsuit regarding location services and App Store data collection policy

Reuters is reporting that Lucy Koh has today dismissed a data privacy lawsuit against Apple that dates back to 2011. The plaintiffs were suing on the basis that (in iOS 4.1) Apple collected WiFi hotspot and cell tower location data even though Location Services were disabled.


In addition, the lawyers claimed that the App Store was designed to easily transmit personal data to third parties without user consent. As a result, they alleged that they overpaid for their iPhones. They said that they would have paid significantly less for their devices if they had known Apple would continue to ‘track’ their location with location services disabled.

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