27K South Korean iPhone Owners Sue Apple

Plaintiffs asking for more than $900 each in damages for privacy violations
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2011 10:29 AM CDT
A South Korean man walks past by an iPhone 4 advertisement in Seoul today. About 27,000 South Korean iPhone users filed a class action lawsuit Apple for alleged privacy violations.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The South Korean lawyer who won 1 million won ($946) from Apple for collecting his iPhone location data without his consent is making good on his promise to launch a class-action lawsuit, today filing suit on behalf of 26,691 South Korean iPhone users who say Apple violated their privacy rights, reports the Daily Mail. Each plaintiff is similarly asking for 1 million won in damages—that's a total of about $25.2 million. Apple had no comment.

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