17 Aug '11, 7am

S. Koreans file class action suit against Apple

SEOUL: More than 20,000 South Korean iPhone users filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday against US technology giant Apple for alleged privacy violations over the collection of location data, a law firm The suit came after lawyer Kim Hyung-Suk was awarded one million won ($933) in compensation in June, the first such payout by Apple's Korean unit, following an interim order by a court in the southeastern city of Changwon. Kim has since led online preparations for a class action suit against Apple and its South Korean unit. "The suit accuses Apple of breaching articles 10 and 17 of the constitution that ensure pursuit of happiness and protection of privacy, and the South Korean law on protection of location data," a spokesman for Kim's firm Miraelaw told AFP. The suit involves 26,691 people demanding one million won each, he said. "We... electronically filed a suit seeking ...

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