The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled, in Marc Opperman v. Path, Inc., that the plaintiffs in a putative class action may proceed with their claims that Apple misrepresented the security policies of its iDevices and permitted app developers and social media companies to access the Contacts app without obtaining their consent.  The court also held that the plaintiffs may pursue invasion of privacy claims against app developers such as Twitter, Yelp!, Foursquare, Instagram, Path, and Electronic Arts for misappropriating the “highly personal and private” information stored on their iDevices.