Nearly thirty million dollars: this is the amount that Apple will have to pay following the decision of the Supreme Court of California, which considers that the company did not have to search the bags of its teammates before they do not leave its shops. If the decision is not new, it is in fact the agreement reached with the accused that is because the Apple finally agreed to pay the sum in question, equivalent to more than twenty-six million euros. at the current exchange rate.
William Alsup, the judge in charge of the case, still has to validate a few last administrative details but it is indeed up to 1,200 dollars per person (approximately 1,050 euros) which will be paid to the plaintiffs. An amount supposed to repair the damage suffered by some, who sometimes had to wait up to forty-five minutes during security checks after their work session, without being paid.
Management is backing up
When the doldrums were revealed to Tim Cook, Apple CEO in 2015, he was unpleasantly surprised, so human resources quickly tackled the problem head-on. The personal effects verification system was then abandoned, the managers having put it in place ensuring that they had acted in this way to fight against theft. It is true that it is not uncommon to see criminals using themselves on the shelves of official stores of American society.
This case does not concern the French Apple Stores, and it is not known whether such a security policy was also applied there. Despite everything, we know that a number of salespeople who do not “check in” often find themselves working overtime that does not appear on their payslip at the end of the month. A scourge affecting many sectors of activity in France, including catering, but which rarely ends in the industrial tribunal.
Privacy when you hold us
Since this scandal broke, however, Apple seems to have made serious efforts since the firm is now the ambassador of privacy on mobile. Campaigns that promote the iPhone in this sense are found all over the world, confirmed by advanced features of iOS that are not always found in Android – or later. This is particularly the case with the blocking of inter-application monitoring (ATT), although already criticized by the media.