May 11, 2011
Apple and Google were scolded by US politicians on Tuesday over their privacy policies relating to mobile phone use, as the fallout from the revelation that iPhones and Android devices collect data for location sensing continued.
“I believe that consumers have a fundamental right to know what data is being collected about them,” said the Democratic senator Al Franken from Minnesota at a hearing of the new senate judiciary subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law. “I also believe that they have a right to decide whether they want to share that information, and with whom they want to share it and when.”
Franken, chairman of the subcommittee, added: “I have serious doubts about whether those rights are being respected in law or in practice.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:15 am