Apple pays millions in compensation to student after repair staff leaked explicit images from iPhone

Apple, a tech giant, has agreed to pay millions of dollars in compensation to a 21-year-old student after their iPhone technicians shared her nudes and explicit content.

It was recently reported that the technicians got the videos and photographs from her device when she sent it in for repair.

Legal documents suggest that the student, who was not named, is from Oregon and had taken her phone to get it fixed at a repair center in California.

Pegatron, an Apple contractor, was the one that was fixing the phone back in 2016.

As the phone was being uploaded, 2 employees uploaded 10 pictures and a sex video on her Facebook page.

They made it look like as if she was the one that shared them.

The content was removed after the friends of the woman notified her on what had happened.

The lawsuit of the woman says:

While it was being fixed, the two technicians posted ’10 photos of her in various stages of undress and a sex video’ from her Facebook account, in a way that suggested she had uploaded them herself. The images were only removed after friends informed her that they had been posted.

It is still not known on how much Apple ended up paying in compensation.

However, a report by The Telegraph suggests that the tech giant had to pay millions in compensation.

Legal filings show that her lawyers were asking for $5 million for severe emotional distress.

The documents also show that the name of Apple was kept confidential throughout the lawsuit.

Apple was insisting on a private settlement saying that the matter going public could cause irreparably harm the company.

As part of the settlement, a confidentiality clause was signed, which prevented the woman from taking about the case or revealing the amount she revealed from Apple.

A spokesperson from Apple released a statement about the incident, saying:

We take the privacy and security of our customers’ data extremely seriously and have a number of protocols in place to ensure data is protected throughout the repair process. When we learned of this egregious violation of our policies at one of our vendors in 2016, we took immediate action and have since continued to strengthen our vendor protocols.

No further information was shared with the public. 

By Pei Yong

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