Jan 102011
 
 January 10, 2011  Breaches, Business, Court

In late December 2010, consumers filed two class action lawsuits against Apple Inc., claiming that several applications they downloaded from Apple’s App Store sent their personal information to third parties without their consent. Specifically, the consumers claim that Apple allowed third party advertising networks to follow user activity through the Unique Device Identifiers that Apple assigns each device that downloads applications. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, also named several application developers such as Pandora and The Weather Channel as co-defendants.

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The cases, Lalo v. Apple Inc. et al and Freeman et al v. Apple Inc. et al, were filed in the Northern District of California on December 23, 2010.

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