Apple App Personal Data Uploads

Lieff Cabraser is investigating consumer complaints against Apple for its failure to prevent certain third-party App Store software programs from uploading user information from Apple's mobile devices without user permission. Affected consumers include owners of Apple's iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models, and the information alleged to have been improperly taken from user devices includes private address book information, private photographs and video clips, and specific user location data.

Apple widely advertises that its products are safe and secure. Consumers have relied on these representations of hardware and data security in choosing these Apple products, and many become upset and concerned when they discover that various apps have been uploading private, personal information through Apple's App Store system back to third-party app developers. Apple has noted publicly that they review every app in the App Store based on various sets of technical and content criteria to ensure that apps are reliable and are free of offensive material.

Apple's App Store Review Guidelines note that "apps cannot transmit data about a user without obtaining the user's prior permission and providing the user with access to information about how and where the data will be used." Consumers are concerned that numerous apps appearing in the App Store upload consumers' private info without their knowledge or consent.

Contact Lieff Cabraser

If you own an Apple iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone and have experienced problems with information from your device being uploaded to third-party developers without your consent, we would like to learn of your experience. Please use the form below or call us toll-free at 1 800 541-7358 and ask to speak to a Lieff Cabraser consumer protection attorney.

We will review your complaint for free and without any obligation on your part.

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