Apple Files Complaint To Prevent Sale Of RadioShack Customer Data
The Apple complaint states that as a condition of the arrangement by which RadioShack was allowed to sell iPhones and iPads in its stores, the retailer would protect the personal data of customers choosing to buy Apple products. Specifically, Apple's complaint states, “The Reseller Agreement between Apple and RadioShack protects information collected by RadioShack regarding purchasers of Apple products (the “Apple Customer Information”) and prohibits the proposed sale of such information."
In March, shortly after word came to light of RadioShack's intention to cash in on its customer data as part of an asset sell-off, Texas
The Apple complaint comes in the wake of a similar objection from AT&T, which has said that it owns a part of RadioShack's database as part of a deal they made with the retailer to sell mobile phones.
On Tuesday hedge fund Standard General agreed to pay $26.2 million to buy RadioShack's name, its customer data, and its remaining assets. The court, though, must still approve the sale of the customer data, and a hearing on the matter has been scheduled for May 20.