Roughly a month ago, Apple was being criticized for the tracking feature that was active on their iPhones, leaving the location of several iPhone users open for them to see. Around that time news of a certain South Korean lawyer being compensated came to light. Kim Hyung-Suk stood liable to receive a hefty compensation of 1 million won, roughly $950. Back then, the chances of others following suit seemed good, since South Korea alone is home to around 3 million iPhone users. Sure enough, reports now suggest that as many as 27,000 South Koreans have sought legal action against Apple, claiming that Apple had ‘invaded on their privacy’ by stashing away their personal location details.
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Mirae Law, the firm representing these 27,000 South Koreans, belongs to Kim Hyung-Suk. Each of these 27,000 complainants are now seeking the same amount as a compensation from Apple, reports suggest. This means that, if proved true the total amount Apple may have to shell out £15.2m.
Published Date: Aug 19, 2011 12:56 pm | Updated Date: Aug 19, 2011 12:56 pm