iTunes的信息售予第三方導致集體訴訟

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  • iTunes的信息售予第三方導致集體訴訟

      201906/1204:26

    ◎Apple公司遭到美國聯邦集體訴訟的打擊,因消費者指控他們與iTunes的購買相關的信息被Apple出售給不同的第三方。原告辯稱這違反了他們各自州的隱私法,並且正在尋求超過500萬美元的賠償金。

    ◎根據5月24日在加州北部聯邦特區提出的訴訟,Leigh Wheaton、Jill Paul和Trevor Paul(來自羅德島州和密西根州的iTunes用戶)聲稱Apple通過與第三方開發商、數據聚合器、數據合作夥伴和名單掮客等,對每位消費者從iTunes Store進行購買時的音樂信息,進行銷售、租賃和傳輸來補充其收入。該訴訟進一步聲稱,在Apple公佈其消費者的個人聆聽信息後,收到此數據的人會將其與Apple客戶的其他個人信息相匹配,然後在公開市場上轉售該信息。

    ◎該訴訟表示雖然「Apple在披露其個人信息之前不會個別通知取得其消費者的必要書面同意」,但該科技巨頭的隱私政策確實聲明Apple收集「非個人信息」且「保留為任何目的收集、使用、轉移和披露非個人信息的權利。」

    詳細全文:

    Apple has been slapped with a federal class action lawsuit by customers alleging that information linked to their iTunes purchases was sold by Apple to various third parties. The plaintiffs argue that this was done in violation of their own individual states' privacy laws and are seeking an excess of $5 million in damages.

    According to the lawsuit that was filed May 24 in California's Northern Federal District, Leigh Wheaton, Jill Paul and Trevor Paul (iTunes users from Rhode Island and Michigan) are alleging that Apple supplements its revenues by selling, renting and transmitting with third party developers, data aggregators, data cooperatives, and list brokers among others, information about the music that each customer purchases from the iTunes Store.

    The lawsuit further alleges that after Apple discloses its customers' personal listening information, the recipients of this data then match it to other personal information on Apple's customers and then resell that information on the open market.

    While the lawsuit makes the claim that "Apple does not notify let alone obtain the requisite written consent from its customers prior to disclosing their personal information," the tech giant's privacy policy does state that Apple collects "non-personal information" and that it "reserve[s] the right to collect, use, transfer, and disclose that non-personal information for any purpose."

     

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