Jul 272016
 July 27, 2016  Business, Court

Wendy Davis reports:

The advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center is asking a federal appellate court to revive iPhone user Ryan Perry’s battle with CNN.

The dispute largely centers on whether the 12 random numbers and letters that make up an iPhone’s Media Access Control address should be considered “anonymous.” EPIC argues in new court papers that the MAC address actually serves as a better way to identify iPhones’ owners than their names.


The dispute dates to 2013, when Perry alleged in a potential class-action lawsuit that CNN disclosed information about video clips watched by himself and other iPhone users, along with their 12-digit Media Access Control addresses, to the analytics company Bango.

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