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Apple Takes Stance Against Radioshack Regarding Customer Data

Author: Joel R. Glucksman|May 28, 2015

Technology giant, Apple Inc., recently added its voice to the issues surrounding the RadioShack bankruptcy

Apple Takes Stance Against Radioshack Regarding Customer Data

Technology giant, Apple Inc., recently added its voice to the issues surrounding the RadioShack bankruptcy

They argued that the electronics retailer should not be able to sell the customer data of those who bought Apple’s products. Apple made this assertion during RadioShack’s bankruptcy proceedings, according to AppleInsider.

According to a filing submitted by Apple, the agreements it made with RadioShack prevent the electronics retailer from selling the information of those who bought Apple products, the media outlet reported. In order to obtain the right to resell these products, RadioShack waived any and all rights to the data of customers who bought Apple products.

“In order to protect its customers’ personal information, Apple oversees the collection and use of customer information collected by its retail partners, including RadioShack,” the Apple filing reads, according to the news source. “The reseller agreement between Apple and RadioShack protects information collected by RadioShack regarding purchasers of Apple products and prohibits the proposed sale of such information.”

AT&T makes similar claim

Apple is not alone in voicing its concerns about the sale of customer data, as telecommunications carrier AT&T Mobility LLC filed an objection earlier in May, stating that RadioShack “seemingly intends” to sell information gathered when customers signed up for AT&T service through the electronics retailer, AppleInsider reported.

While Apple and AT&T have voiced their concerns, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon emphasized in April that he will only approve the sale of information if it is legal to do so, according to the news source. A hearing has been scheduled for May 20, during which Judge Shannon will consider whether to approve this particular sale, as well as hedge fund Standard General’s bid for RadioShack.

Are you a creditor in a bankruptcy?  Have you been sued by a bankrupt?  If you have any questions about your rights, please contact me, Joel Glucksman, at 201-806-3364.

Apple Takes Stance Against Radioshack Regarding Customer Data

Author: Joel R. Glucksman

They argued that the electronics retailer should not be able to sell the customer data of those who bought Apple’s products. Apple made this assertion during RadioShack’s bankruptcy proceedings, according to AppleInsider.

According to a filing submitted by Apple, the agreements it made with RadioShack prevent the electronics retailer from selling the information of those who bought Apple products, the media outlet reported. In order to obtain the right to resell these products, RadioShack waived any and all rights to the data of customers who bought Apple products.

“In order to protect its customers’ personal information, Apple oversees the collection and use of customer information collected by its retail partners, including RadioShack,” the Apple filing reads, according to the news source. “The reseller agreement between Apple and RadioShack protects information collected by RadioShack regarding purchasers of Apple products and prohibits the proposed sale of such information.”

AT&T makes similar claim

Apple is not alone in voicing its concerns about the sale of customer data, as telecommunications carrier AT&T Mobility LLC filed an objection earlier in May, stating that RadioShack “seemingly intends” to sell information gathered when customers signed up for AT&T service through the electronics retailer, AppleInsider reported.

While Apple and AT&T have voiced their concerns, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon emphasized in April that he will only approve the sale of information if it is legal to do so, according to the news source. A hearing has been scheduled for May 20, during which Judge Shannon will consider whether to approve this particular sale, as well as hedge fund Standard General’s bid for RadioShack.

Are you a creditor in a bankruptcy?  Have you been sued by a bankrupt?  If you have any questions about your rights, please contact me, Joel Glucksman, at 201-806-3364.

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