Tech giant Apple has paid a multi-million-dollar penalty to a student after her explicit photos get leaked to Facebook from I-phone.
It was happened when two repair technicians at an Apple repair facility in California run by Pegatron conducted the act from her under-repair iPhone.
This privacy violation took place in 2016 when a university student in Oregon had sent her phone to Apple for repair the technicians posted 10 photos of the student "in various stages of undress and a sex video” from her phone onto her Facebook account.
The post on Facebook seems that she uploaded the content herself. The images were removed after the student was informed of the post by her friends.
For this violation apple to paid “multimillion-dollar” sum, as the lawyers for the individual demanded $5m (£3.6m) in settlements.
The settlement was agreed upon, with the sum being compensation for “severe emotional distress” to the individual resulting from the incident. As part of the settlement, a confidentiality provision was also agreed upon, preventing the individual from discussing the case or revealing the pay-out amount.
The confidentiality agreement was meant to avoid “substantial business harm”, as Apple insisted on confidentiality throughout the settlement. For this reason, Apple was simply referred to as a “customer” throughout the proceedings.
The two employees have been fired after an “exhaustive” investigation by Apple. Apple has also been reimbursed for the settlement by Pegatron and its insurers, who refused to pay the bill, have now settled the matter privately.