Irish data protection commissioner to question operators over Carrier IQ

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is to question mobile phone operators in the country on their use of usage-tracking software on handsets.

2nd December, 2011

Ireland’s data protection commissioner is to question mobile phone operators in the country on their use of usage-tracking software on handsets.

The news comes in the wake of US controversy over use of software from the company Carrier IQ. One US senator, Al Franken, has written to Carrier IQ demanding to know whether the company’s software records keystrokes, emails and text messages.

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