Reps Markey and Barton grill Apple CEO on collection of location information

Key lawmakers want to know from Apple how it collects and uses information about the geography of iPhone and iPad users through location-based applications. … Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-chairman of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, Thursday sent a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking about recent press reports that the company has updated its privacy policies to alert users that it is collecting and using information about users’ precise geographic location. … The Los Angeles times wrote first about the inclusion of location data in Apple’s general privacy policy. The company declined to comment on the report, but the company has been collecting location-based data of users since 2008 and it included a disclosure of the practice in its end user license agreements.

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Source: All Points Blog, Washington Post, June 25, 2010


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