Cupertino, Calif. — Apple Inc.’s Korean business unit was ordered to pay compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting location data without consent, Reuters reported, citing information from unidentified lawyers on Thursday.

Kim Hyung-suk was compensated $946 million over complaints that occurred after discovering software released from the company was storing customers’ location data up to a year.

The payout is one of the first Apple Inc. has given over similar complaints that the technology industry was exploiting location data for marketing purposes without phone users’ consent.

A spokesman for Apple Korea declined to comment on the matter.

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