U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal says court cannot believe Apple in privacy case
Back in November, Judge Grewal ordered that Apple turn over the documents to the court and he says it is "unacceptable" that the company waited three months to verify that it followed his directions. As a result, the judge gave Apple until last Friday, March 8th, to show the court how it collected the documents that it was required to turn over to the plaintiffs. The company was ordered to produce information on the search terms it used, the dates of searches, individuals subject to the searches, and how many documents it turned up. Judge Grewal wants to see how and why Apple's document production has been limited and will offer an opinion on whether Apple made a "good faith and reasonable effort."
mistake". She told the court that Apple's legal team had reviewed 8,000 emails the previous weekend and concluded that they should turn over email messages involving Jobs, marketing head Phil Schiller, and its former head of mobile software Scott Forstall.
But what really set the judge off last week was the admission by the company's Senior litigation manager Lynn Miller in a court filing, that Apple inadvertently failed to turn over to the plaintiffs six documents that it was required to hand over to them. Apple included those documents in a motion to dismiss the case.
The judge's order also gives the plaintiffs an opportunity to see how Apple reviews apps for its mobile devices. Apple had redacted the documents when it originally presented them to the court, saying that the information is a "closely guarded trade secret." Judge Grewal ordered that the information be unredacted and shown "under an attorney's eyes-only" designation.
1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 3752; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I don't know why i'm very happy when reading this article :) YAY!
7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Confirmed by a judge I tell to everyone: Apple is a company you can not trust a word.....
Really only a stupid or brainwashed person could buy any iToy to support such a greedy, lying company
16. No_Nonsense (Posts: 825; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Not just Apple, its the same for every company, like Samsung or Nokia or BlackBerry or well, every other company that's operating for profits. There's absolutely no company that cares for the customer, all they see is your money. Like there was someone saying, let's buy two Nokia Lumias to support them? Well, why should I, considering they don't meet what I want to do in a phone. Same for Samsung/Android loyalists.
17. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
of course, but they are not such a d*cks like Applie :)
all of them are 1000x better
21. Heritor (Posts: 30; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
So you think all these companies like Google, GE, and Koch Industries are benign wallflowers. You know everyone of them from Apple to Google to MS use tax shelters to pay little to no US taxes which means... You suffer. They get Tax payer money in subsidies, they get your money as customers, and they funnel it all into off shore companies to which they contribute ZERO the US.
All companies are the same. Hating Apple is just about being "the cool contrarian nerd". I love Nokia products but that doesn't mean i like nokia.
18. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
haha....naale JATT bhraa wa apna...grewal
3. TheTruthSquad (Posts: 7; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)
How could Apple complain when they have cases all over the world? I have my lawyers lined up because, like the music industry, they will be coming after anyone that buys a phone without the Apple logo.
4. _Bone_ (Posts: 1756; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
"The Cupertino based company has refused to turn over certain documents for the lawsuit, saying that they contain sensitive information that could harm the company and its millions of customers if they were to fall into the wrong hands." - well isn't that just great. :D
I cannot tell where I was at the time the murder took place because it contains sensitive information. But I didn't do it I swear.
5. Topcat488 (Posts: 791; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
The suit alleges that Apple collected location data on thousands of Apple iPhone users even if they had disabled the geo-location feature on the phone.
You can run but you can't hide...
6. sprockkets (Posts: 669; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Oh, so people's info is a company "Trade secret"? LOL
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Meanwhile, Mxy complains about Google giving people a voluntary opt in decision to store information.
11. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Well, in fairness, Mxy IS delusional, and it's not his fault he was born with an extra chromosome XD
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 4739; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
And Mxy will complain about judicial error in this instance. iTrolls will be iTrolls.
10. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Good to see more and more judges getting fed up with apples non stop bullsh*t, lies, and double standards.
13. p0rkguy (Posts: 671; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
They should have never been allowed a pass in the first place.
And if it was allowed, it should have only been a few days, not 3 months...
We live in a digital world, it could have all been acquired within a day.
14. MartianMe (unregistered)
If that would have been samsung or anybody else the wouldn't even get a second chance....that shows us how a lot of these judges are in bed with apple.
19. tedkord (Posts: 3422; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
What did the judge expect from the company that tried to skirt the UK order and told a US judge that they would only be bound by her decision if they liked it.
20. ebubekir26 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
"" Mxyzptlk "" must be very pissed off reading this article xD