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Carrier IQ hires former Verizon privacy head as Chief Privacy Officer

News by Michael Oryl on Tuesday May 08, 2012.

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Carrier IQ, the smartphone and network analytics company that took quite the (undeserved) beating late last year in a privacy scandal, has hired a new high-powered attorney to act as its Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel.

The new hire is one Magnolia Mansourkia Mobley, who had acted as Verizon's Vice President and Assistant General Counsel-Privacy. She was responsible for privacy issues across all of Verizon's properties, including Verizon Wireless.

Carrier IQ says that Mobley will be in charge of building up the company's focus on consumer privacy.

Carrier IQ's smartphone application, called IQ Agent, is built into smartphones by carriers and manufacturers so that they can receive data that reflects both the state of the wireless network as well as the phone. Carriers can use IQ Agent to locate weak coverage areas or to help a consumer track down a rogue application that is impacting the performance of a smartphone.

For more information on what IQ Agent does and does not do, check out my in-depth Carrier IQ story from this past December.

source: Carrier IQ

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