B.C. resident seeks Apple class-action lawsuit over iOS 4 location tracking
An administrative assistant who works in Vancouver is taking technology giant Apple Inc. to court for allegedly violating the privacy and security rights of some users of its mobile devices.
Surrey resident Amanda Ladas's lawsuit over the location-tracking features of the iOS 4 operating system has been filed under the Class Proceedings Act in the B.C. Supreme Court, according to a news release sent out today (October 30) by the Laura Ballance Media Group.
"The claim alleges that Apple has violated the privacy and security rights of users of its products by the design, production, distribution and/or operation of iOS4, and has engaged in deceptive acts or practices that have the capability, tendency or effect of deceiving or misleading class members and that these practices entitle members of the class to aggravated, punitive and/or exemplary damages," the release states.
None of Ladas's claims have been proven in court.
The administrative assistant, who has an iPhone 4 and an iPod Touch, is being represented by Vancouver law firm Ganapathi and Company.
She has filed with the court reports from digital forensics expert Francis Graf, information security expert Eric Smith, and geographic profiler Kim Rossmo.
According to the release, Canada has an estimated two to seven million users of Apple devices running iOS 4, such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The Straight left Apple Canada media representatives a voicemail message this evening seeking comment on the lawsuit.