For the first time, Apple gave compensation to an iPhone user for collecting location data without the user’s consent. Now, the South Korean law firm in charge of the case is preparing a class action lawsuit against the company.
In May, Apple Korea was forced to pay $1 million won ($946) to Kim Hyung-suk, a South Korean lawyer. Kim’s law firm, Mirae Law will now be preparing the class action suit.
A software problem enabled iPhones to collect and store data on a user’s location, and it was later revealed that the phones collected data and stored it for up to a year Two groups of Apple users in the U.S. also sued Apple, contending that applications were sending their personal data to third parties, thus violating their privacy and consent. Apple’s May software updated corrected the problem.
Apple Korea representatives declined to comment on the lawsuit.
Last week, Apple was also forced to award $8 million in damages for a playlist patent suit.
Read more at Reuters.