AirTag, which Apple launched in 2021, is on the agenda, especially with complaints from women. This device, which is used to locate small items in case of loss or to prevent pets from getting lost, can be used by some people to track someone.
In 2022, two women in the United States took the manufacturer Apple to court on the grounds that they were followed by the AirTag device. The women claimed that they were tracked with AirTag by their ex-husbands and that they found this device in their bags and their children's school bags.
This lawsuit against Apple was joined by 37 other people who claimed that they were being tracked with the product in question.
Lauren Hughes, one of the 37 plaintiffs, claimed that her ex-boyfriend followed her through AirTag. Hughes claimed that she found an AirTag on the steering wheel of her car and that her ex-boyfriend tried to identify the hotel where she was staying and her new home with this device.
"One of the most dangerous and frightening technologies used by stalkers is the use of real-time location information to track victims," the class action lawsuit said of the AirTag product.
Apple had made an update for AirTag upon complaints of harassment and stalking. With this update, it was ensured that the iPhone warns when an AirTag that does not belong to you is detected nearby.