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Articles tagged with: advertisers

Mobile-App Pandora Subpoenaed To Probe Privacy

Pandora and other smartphone app makers are targeted by a federal criminal investigation to determine if their apps illegally collect and transmit private user data to advertisers. The subpoenas have been issued to app makers from the Apple iPhone camp as well as the Google Android operating system and seeks to uncover whether they properly informed customers about the personal data (location, age, and gender) that was collected and shared.

Obama Calls For Data Privacy Law

According to IT World, the Obama Administration is backing a new data privacy bill or rights that will protect consumers against online tracking and data collection by advertisers.

The White House stated that they wanted to enact legislation by offering “baseline consumer data privacy protections,” during a testimony given by Lawrence Strickling of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.