Committee To Hold Hearing on Mobile Phones
GEO PRIVACY—U.S.April 29, 2011
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has announced the committee will hold a hearing in May on mobile phone privacy, following announcements that certain smartphones have stored and shared users' location data, The Hill reports. The announcement comes amid calls for investigations and hearings on such privacy concerns and the filing of lawsuits prompted by reports of mobile device tracking. Rockefeller has called the recent incidents "just the latest in a string of concerns raised in the mobile marketplace," since it "collects and uses a wide range of personal information--often with inadequate or untimely disclosure."