Apple Privacy Lawsuit: In the tech industry, the word of the day is “privacy.” If companies aren’t doing what they should, it could land them in hot water sooner rather than later. This time around, it appears that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is dealing with trouble related to its information sharing practices.
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Bloomberg is reporting the following:
“Apple Inc. may face court-ordered penalties over its information-sharing practices in a privacy lawsuit after the iPhone maker was previously scolded for “unacceptable” conduct.”
U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal is overseeing the case, and it does not appear that he is pleased with the way things are going. During a hearing yesterday in a San Jose courtroom, he “invited plaintiffs’ lawyers in the case to pursue sanctions against Apple after saying that the company’s document production “has more than doubled since the court got involved” in policing information-sharing obligations.”
More specifically Grewal is upset about Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) documents and emails from employees that the Cupertino-based company produced only after the court ordered a review of its “document-production process.”
At this point, you are probably realizing that Grewal is not happy in the slightest with the way the company has been acting in regards to its information sharing practices. If this is not evident just yet, take a closer look at this:
“Grewal told Apple lawyer Ashlie Beringer that it “doesn’t sound like you did a lick of work” to double-check whether workers properly determined which documents shouldn’t be turned over.”
Beringer responded by saying the documents “absolutely should’ve been collected and they were not” and “absolutely that was a failure of management on my part, one that won’t happen again.”
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has dug itself into quite a hole with U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal. Check back often for updates related to this case.
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