Apple accused of tracking users without consent

Monday, 16. November 2020 11:08

Privacy activist Max Schrems has accused Apple of tracking iPhone users without their consent.

Schrems' campaign group noyb filed a complaint to German and Spanish regulators claiming the tech giant broke European Union laws by having iPhones generate a unique tracking code that lets Apple and app developers track users' behavior without their knowledge.

"Tracking is only allowed if users explicitly consent to it," privacy lawyer at noyb, Stefano Rossetti, stated. "While Apple introduced functions in their browser to block cookies, it places similar codes in its phones, without any consent by the user," he added.

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