Google Maps for iOS may violate European data protection law German watchdog says the issue is turning location data sharing on by default.
by Nathan Mattise Dec 15 2012 Ars Technica
Not everyone was euphoric when Google Maps for iOS showed up earlier this week. Take the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for instance. Computerworld spoke to the organization's deputy privacy and information commissioner, Marit Hansen, who expressed concerns about the app's location data sharing. By having this option switched on by default, Hansen says, it violates European data protection law.