To Get Help Now
Click Here
 
Today's Date:

Lawsuit Filed Against Apple, Pandora and Backflip Over Privacy

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

A lawsuit has been filed against Apple and application developers Pandora Media and Backflip Studios alleging that unauthorized private data was used for targeted ad delivery.  The plaintiff in the lawsuit is being represented by the national law firm of  Parker Waichman Alonso LLP.

The lawsuit claims that Pandora Media and Backflip Studios are collecting data, and that Apple “aided and abetted” app developers by giving them “substantial assistance”, which opens Apple up to liability torts.

The lawsuit claims that “None of these Defendants adequately disclose to Plaintiff and members of the proposed Class that they are transmitting such information to third-party advertising networks.” And that, “Plaintiff and members of the proposed class were harmed by Defendants’ actions in that their personal, private information was obtained without their knowledge or consent.”

The lawsuit states that the defendants violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and New York Computer Crime Law by “accessing and transmitting UDID and location data on the [smartphone] computer of Plaintiff and members of the proposed class, Defendants have accessed Plaintiffs’ computer … in excess of the authorization”

The lawsuit says the data and UDID collection “caused harm aggregating at least $5,000 in value,” and seeks “recovery for this loss, as well as injunctive relief, to prevent future harm.”

breakinglawsuitnews.com disclaimer: This article: Lawsuit Filed Against Apple, Pandora and Backflip Over Privacy was posted on Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 8:49 pm at breakinglawsuitnews.com and is filed under Fraud Lawsuits.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.