Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Accusing Apple of Selling User Data

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Apple accusing the company of using selling user data from the iTunes Store (via Patently Apple).

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The lawsuit claimed that in order order “To supplement its revenues and enhance the formidability of its brand in the eyes of mobile application developers, Apple sells, rents, transmits, and/or otherwise discloses, to various third parties, information reflecting the music that its customers purchase from the iTunes Store application that comes pre-installed on their iPhones…”

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U.S. District Judge William Alsup did give the plaintiffs permission to file an amended complaint after he dismissed the case on October 25. But they didn’t meet the November 14 deadline. This second dismissal is “dismissed with prejudice” meaning it’s completely done and can’t be brought back to court.

Further Reading:

[Lawmakers Wonder if Apple Uses Privacy for Anti-Competitive Behavior]

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