Claudia Rosenbaum reports:
Apple has been hit with a class action federal lawsuit by customers who are alleging that information on their iTunes purchases was sold by Apple to third parties. The plaintiffs are seeking an excess of $5 million in damages, according to the lawsuit that was filed May 24 in California’s Northern Federal District.
Leigh Wheaton, Jill Paul and Trevor Paul, three iTunes users from Rhode Island and Michigan, filed the lawsuit claiming that despite the fact that Apple engaged in an ad campaign “touting its supposedly pro-consumer positions on issues of data privacy” and even put up a billboard in Vegas with the slogan “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone,” they were also mining and selling person information to third parties. The parties complain that the collection of the data was done in violation of their own individual states’ privacy laws.
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