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Apple argues against data tracking case going class action
Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 12:05pm

Apple has asked US District Judge Lucy Koh to block a motion to turn an iPhone and iPad location tracking lawsuit into a class action, Bloomberg reports. The company says that the plaintiffs haven't shown that any personal information was collected by apps, and hence that any harm was caused. On top of this Apple alleges that the plaintiffs' lawyers have abandoned damage claims because they can't show any injury, and are just trying to recover legal fees.



In 2011 the company came under intense legal and political scrutiny when it was discovered that iOS 4 was keeping lengthy histories of users' travels. While Apple eventually patched iOS to eliminate the issue, it was still hit with a number of lawsuits, and has in fact had to pay damages.

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