German court rules Apple's location data collection policy unlawful

05/7/2013 | Electronista · ITWorld.com

Apple must change a clause in its privacy policy stating it has the right to collect, use and share location data from users' devices, a German court ruled Tuesday. The ruling came as a result of a lawsuit from the Federation of German Consumer Organisations arguing that Apple's privacy violates German law by requiring broad consent from users. Apple will be required to change the clauses to detail what information is being collected and how it will be used to gain explicit consent, although the company is first expected to appeal the ruling.

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