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TomTom Announces Plan To Sell Data

GEO PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

May 6, 2011

Shortly after getting heat in the Netherlands for selling data that was used by police to set speed traps, TomTom Australia has announced plans to sell user data to third parties, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The company's vice president of marketing says they'll have to figure out how to ensure the data won't be used for speed traps but gave assurances that it cannot be tracked back to an individual. Australia Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said companies that provide GPS devices should be clear about their practices, adding that he has concerns about data aggregation, "where pieces of individual data can be put together to build up a profile."
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