European Data Protection Digest

Opinion: New Map App Could Put Privacy At Risk

MOBILE PRIVACY—UK

December 13, 2012

In an opinion piece for The Guardian, James Ball discusses the recent release of Google Maps and the privacy concerns some have expressed. The app requests users’ home addresses and asks to collect location data, which “even anonymised, is astonishingly revealing about who we really are,” Ball writes. “The collection and storage of this information leaves it open to scrutiny by law and intelligence services,” he adds.
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