Posted by Greg Mills
Reuters reports that a Korean iPhone owner just collected 1,000,000 won from Apple for violating his privacy. The iPhone owner just happens to be an attorney and the judgment, which was paid by Apple/Korea amounts to US$946.00. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/14/apple-korea-suit-idUSL3E7IE1L620110714
While that might seem insignificant, the iOS “bug” that allowed location data for an entire year or more to be stored in iPhone or backup computer represented a serious violation of privacy to many. Korean courts seem to agree.
The attorney, using his own case as a precedent has launched www.SueApple.co.kr to put a class action lawsuit together. The new web site nearly burned the server up with hits. This story is just beginning since there are over 2.7 million iPhones in use in South Korea.