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Data protection watchdog questions Google about tracking every place you go

The DPC is examining location tracking – the gathering of GPS information about people’s movements by smartphone apps and fitness trackers.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
3rd February, 2019

The Data Protection Commission is questioning Google about its practice of tracking the location of users through its popular Google Maps service. It comes at a time of growing concern among citizens about how social media firms are collecting unprecedented amounts of information about them, in a trend which has become known as ‘surveillance capitalism’.

The DPC is examining location tracking – the gathering of GPS information about people’s movements by smartphone apps...

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