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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Apple pays $945 for tracking case in South Korea

(Mike Segar - Reuters)
Apple has paid out $945 in damages in a South Korean court case over a file on the iPhone that inadvertently stored a large cache of location data, Reuters reported.

The company is said to have paid out the fine in May, according to court officials who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

The law firm representing the iPhone user in the case said that it is now preparing for a class action suit against the company.

Consumer concern about tracking on the iPhone and the iPad came after researchers Pete Warden and Alaisdair Allan found a file that appeared to have recorded a user’s location data. Apple later said that the file recorded the locations of nearby cell towers and that a bug had kept those logs much longer than intended.

Apple released a patch to encrypt location data and delete the backlog of data from its iOS devices in May, and has said the file will be encrypted in its next big iOS release.

The company faces a class action lawsuit over the matter in the U.S. as well.

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