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TomTom Gets Green Light from Dutch DPA

GEO PRIVACY—THE NETHERLANDS

January 13, 2012

The Dutch Personal Data Protection Agency (CBP) has cleared navigation device maker TomTom of claims that it violated data protection laws by collecting and selling user data without gaining customers' consent, reports Reuters. TomTom's head of privacy and information security, Simon Hania, said while the company sells aggregated, anonymous data, "it was confirmed by the CBP that we never have and we never will sell data from our individual users to anyone else, including governments and the police." Hania also said the company has amended its third-party contracts to limit the use of information it sells and will update the consent software on its products to ensure consumers know how the company uses their data.
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