A group of consumers seeking class-action status is alleging Apple's pledge that it would restrict access to devices' 40-character unique identifiers (UDIDs) “has thus far been ineffective and leaves class members’ personal information exposed,” Media Post News reports. The consumers, who had previously sued Apple after reports alleged developers could access iPhone and iPad UDIDs, have filed a motion asking U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh to grant them class-action status. While Apple does not define UDIDs as personal information, “the consumers argue that the identifiers become personally identifiable information when combined with other supposedly anonymous information, such as ZIP codes, occupation or area code,” the report states.
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