European Data Protection Digest

CNIL Investigating Phone Tracking Practices

GEO PRIVACY—FRANCE

August 5, 2011

France's Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has announced that it is investigating the location information collection practices of Apple iPhones, PC Magazine reports. The move comes shortly after the South Korean government fined the company for unauthorised collection of location data. CNIL is looking into how the company encrypts the location data that it collects. "We have sent two letters to Apple, who have responded to us in part," said CNIL's Yann Padova. "We received some clarifications, but they were not complete. The file is still under investigation."   
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