IPhone Tracking System Draws EU Privacy Complaints

Law360 (November 16, 2020, 10:47 PM EST) -- Apple is breaching the European Union's electronic privacy rules by tracking iPhone users' browsing activity without their consent in order to deliver targeted advertising, a prominent consumer advocacy group alleged in a pair of complaints filed with regulators in Germany and Spain on Monday.

Apple is placing tracking codes without users' permission in violation of the European Union's e-privacy directive, a digital rights group claims. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NOYB, a nonprofit digital rights group co-founded by Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems, is urging the Berlin and Spanish data protection authorities to probe Apple's use of its Identifier for Advertisers, or IDFA,...

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