Apple might have filed injunction after injunction to halt the sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in two continents, but perhaps karma has a strange way of working. Over 25,000 South Koreans have formed a group, where they will collectively sue Apple for $26 million for claiming that their privacy has been violated after the iPhone collected their location information without their knowledge.
The civil suit comprises of 27,612 people to be exact, where each of them are asking for 1 million won ($932) in damages, and they have Kim Hyeong-seok as their attorney. The suit clearly has Apple Inc. and its South Korean unit in its sights, where it is hoped that resolving this suit would do its part to “protect privacy” rights – at least in that part of the world.
When contacted, Apple spokesperson Steve Park who is in Seoul did not want to offer a comment.The first hearing of this case is expected to happen sometime in October at best, or November if the court’s schedule is packed to the rafters. What do you think the outcome will be?
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