Apple is being sued again over the controversial data location file on its iPhone and iPad devices.
[ad#Google Adsense 300x250 in story]Filed in the United States District Court for the District Of Puerto Rico, Lymaris M. Rivera Diaz is suing Apple, The Weather Channel and Pandora Media for intentionally intercepting personally identifying information.
The lawsuit also names Does 1-10, leaving room to name other defendants at a later date.
The lawsuit contends that Apple captures the Unique Device ID and transmits that information, along with location data, to third-party advertisers.
Apple is facing six different charges, including fraud, abuse, and unfair trade practices.
The lawsuit is asking for monetary damages.
This is the second lawsuit Apple is facing over this issue. In late April another lawsuit was filed claiming Apple tracked its users without permission.
Apple’s Vice President of Software Technology, Guy L. “Bud” Tribble, on Monday testified before the US Senate answering questions about mobile privacy, and said “Apple was never tracking an individual’s location from the information residing in that cache.”
Apple made it very clear in an FAQ posted to its Web site that it was not tracking the information on users’ devices.