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