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Apple is Facing Its Third Lawsuit for Data Collection Practices

Apple has been quite outspoken about its responsibility when it comes to preserving user privacy, but in spite of the fact that this is the case the tech juggernaut has been found to violate this privacy itself multiple times. That’s why Apple is going to be facing its third class action lawsuit, and users should know that this is coming about due to Apple continuing to collect data for analytics even after its consumers refused to consent.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a cybersecurity researcher by the name of Tommy Mysk is behind these revelations. He noted that declining to send Apple performance updates did next to nothing to reduce the quantity of data traffic that the tech company is receiving from its users devices.

It should be mentioned that the quantity of data the Apple is collecting is on par with that of Meta, which makes its claims of being a privacy conscious enterprise harder to believe than might have been the case otherwise. What makes things worse is that Apple is collecting really sensitive information, such as whether or not the user has downloaded LGBTQIA+ apps or period trackers.

After class action lawsuits were filed in California and Pennsylvania, New York is now throwing its hat in the ring. The lawsuit was brought on by Paul Whalen who has made it his specialty to focus on breach of privacy suits over the past two decades.

Apple has yet to comment on the matter, but this is definitely not something that will be going away anytime soon. The tech company expects all of its developers to follow string guidelines, but it really doesn’t seem like it follows the same rules that it applies to everyone else.

It will be interesting to see how this impacts Apple’s public perception moving forward. This is likely going to be a veritable PR nightmare for the massive corporation, especially if the case were to go against it. We may even see more suits of a similar nature down the line.


H/T: Gizmodo

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