Lawsuit over iPhone privacy tossed for lack of real damage

A Northern District of California court last week quietly tossed a lawsuit accusing Apple of violating privacy. The would-be class action, which alleged that iOS was letting third-party apps scrape personal information without consent, was denied on grounds of a "lack of standing," Eric Goldman reported in his account. None of the parties could say what damage they had suffered, including what personal data had been taken or even what apps they had used that caused the problems....

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