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Lawsuit Alleges Smartphone Data Misuse

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 7, 2011

A lawsuit filed in Florida alleges that Google's Android smartphones collect data about users and then transmit the information back to databases, The Post and Courier reports. The federal class-action lawsuit could include tens of millions of customers, the report says. The suit alleges that the transmitted data goes to Google, Internet radio provider Pandora and ad companies AdMob and Traffic Marketplace. The suit also claims that Pandora collects location and other data that is provided to third parties. Spokespeople for the involved parties said they do not comment on pending litigation, the report states.
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