South Korea to fine Apple over location tracking
South Korea has fined Apple 3 million won (US$2,829) for the company's practice of tracking location information on the iPhone. The Korea Communications Commission investigated Apple after locationgate broke earlier this year. The agency found that Apple continued to collect user's location information even though they had turned off GPS on their handsets.
Apple has not responded to this ruling and may not agree to pay the fine. This ruling sets a dangerous precedent that could be used by other countries and people in similar cases against Apple. Just last month, Apple made a small payment (1 million won or $946) to a South Korean man over the same location issue.