Apple Responds to Congressmen's Inquiry
GEO PRIVACYJuly 20, 2010
The U.S. congressmen who recently asked Apple to disclose how the company handles customers' location information say they are pleased with the company's response, CNET News reports. Apple sent a letter to Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) on Monday stating that the company does not share customers' location information with third parties without their permission and that when customers use location-based applications, the collected information is kept anonymous. Barton applauded Apple for responding to the inquiry but added that he remains concerned about privacy policies that "run on for pages and pages" and said he hopes every business collecting information for marketing purposes "will work toward more transparency."