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Germany chimes in on Apple iPhone user data

Newsbrief by Dan Seifert on Thursday April 21, 2011.

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Following the request by U.S. Senator Al Franken for more details regarding the location data tracking done by Apple's iPhone, Germany has asked Apple to clear up "a string of open questions" in regards to user data stored on iOS devices. "Apple must reveal where, for how long, and for what purpose the data is saved, who has access to it, and how it is protecting against unauthorized access," said ministry spokesman Holger Eichele. Germany is known for chasing down companies with regards to user data. The country was one of the first to require Google to blur out images of people that were captured by its roving Street View cars.

source: Reuters

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