Apple’s AirTags are $30 wireless devices that help you locate and track things. They work well, using Apple’s advanced technology and near-universal network of devices to identify where an object is anywhere in the world within a matter of inches.
And stalkers know it.
Each year, an estimated 13.5 million people are victims of stalking in the United States, and nearly one in three women and one in six men will experience stalking at some point in their lifetime. And AirTags are the new front line in the war against stalking and abuse. If someone else slips an AirTag into your bag or car without your knowledge, it will secretly track everywhere you go. AirTags are a new means of inexpensive, effective stalking, and they have become the weapon of choice for people who want to harm or harass you.
We’ve filed a class action against Apple to protect people’s safety, to right Apple’s wrongs, and to make sure that AirTags are either made safe or else taken off the market. Since we filed our case in the Northern District of California, we’ve heard from people all around the world, whose stories are heartbreaking and terrifying—people who have been tracked by exes, or even strangers, and in some cases, families of people who have been murdered as a result of the stalking. The common thread among all of them is that their pain is traced back to a product that was rushed to market, with no meaningful concern for the dangers it posed.
This fight means everything to us, and stories like those of our clients LePrecia Saunders and Lauren Hughes inspire us every day to continue our work and to not rest until we can get them, and others like them, justice.
If you’ve been tracked by an AirTag, or if you know someone who has, please reach out to us today.