Apple has to amend its customer privacy policies in Germany following a court ruling issued Tuesday.
The Berlin Regional Court found that 8 of the 15 clauses in Apple's data use policy were invalid because they didn't comply with German law. Specifically, the company is no longer allowed to request "global consent" to use customer data, which gives it carte blanche to use any information. Further, Apple cannot use location-based data to target specific products and services to consumers based on their location.
The court also found that Apple cannot request the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, … Read more