Apple has weighed in on the impending sale of RadioShack in an effort to protect customer data.
Apple is intervening in the sale of RadioShack, filing a motion to prevent the sale of some customer data to bidders for RadioShack's assets. While the company doesn't object to the sale in general, they are hoping to block the sale of the personal data of customers who purchased Apple products from RadioShack stores. Apparently selling that data would violate Apple's reseller agreement with RadioShack, according to Law360:
Apple is joining AT&T and other companies in objecting to the sale of customer data pertaining to their products. RadioShacks data assets include millions of physical addresses, email addresses, and more.
The filings from these companies come after the bidding for RadioShack has closed, with the highest bid coming from hedge fund Standard General at $26.2 million.