Apple getting sued over App Store user data collection

In the wake of a report about App Store data collection by Apple, a suit has emerged alleging that the company is willfully violating user privacy and monetizing user data without permission.

Plaintiff Elliot Libman has filed what he hopes will become a class action suit against Apple. The lawsuit alleges that since Apple has some knowledge of what a user is browsing on the App Store, it is violating a right to privacy that the user holds.The suit alleges that research published in November has exposed Apple in that it “records, tracks, collects and monetizes analytics data – including browsing history and activity information – regardless of what safeguards or “privacy settings” consumers undertake to protect their privacy.”

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