A serious privacy breach occurred in 2016 when a university student in Oregon sent his phone to Apple for repair.
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As the phone was being repaired, two technicians posted 10 photos of the phone’s ‘multiple steps to undress’ the student’s Facebook account. The photos were removed after the student was informed of the post by her friends.
The exact amount of the settlement has not been disclosed, according to legal filings seen by The Telegraph. However, it is described as a ‘multimillion-dollar’ amount. As part of the agreement, a confidentiality provision was also agreed upon, preventing the individual from discussing the matter or disclosing the amount paid.
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Both technicians lost their jobs
The victim stated that she had to go through ‘severe emotional distress’ as a result of the incident and the amount of compensation was settled. Following the incident a detailed investigation was conducted by Apple and both employees were subsequently fired. Apple has also been reimbursed by Pegatron for the settlement.