Data protection watchdog questions Google about tracking every place you go

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.

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 and fitness...

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