Lawsuit claims Apple sells personal info about iTunes purchases

Another day, another lawsuit. Bloomberg reports that Apple is being sued by customers who say the tech giant is unlawfully disclosing and selling personal info about their iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, despite the company’s advertising claim that “What happens on your iPhone. stays on your iPhone.”

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On May 24, three iTunes customers from Rhode Island and Michigan sued in federal court in San Francisco, seeking to represent hundreds of thousands of residents of their home states. The lawsuit asks for $250 for each Rhode Island iTunes customer whose information was disclosed and $5,000 for each one in Michigan, under the states respective privacy laws.