CNET is reporting that representatives from Apple and Google have been called back to Washington D.C. to attend second hearing regarding mobile phone privacy. The new hearing will be held this Thursday, May 19th, at 10AM Eastern time. The hearing is called “Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace.” As for the panels, David […]
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Surprise, Surprise! Apple Called to Second Senate Hearing Regarding Privacy

maps.pngCNET is reporting that representatives from Apple and Google have been called back to Washington D.C. to attend second hearing regarding mobile phone privacy. The new hearing will be held this Thursday, May 19th, at 10AM Eastern time. The hearing is called “Consumer Privacy and Protection in the Mobile Marketplace.”

As for the panels, David Vladeck the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission will testify in Panel 1. Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Government Affairs Catherine Novelli, will testify in Witness Panel 2. Google is again sending Alan Davidson, and Facebook is sending their CTO, Bret Taylor.

This hearing of course, comes only a week after Apple and Google testified at a similarly themed hearing regarding location tracking. A controversy which was blown open when it was discovered that iOS and Android devices were crowdsourceing WiFi and 3G network locations for better connections speeds when users came into contact with said networks at a later time.

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