Are You Sacrificing Your Privacy For Your Apps?

Here is a very interesting Q&A piece from CNET News about an ongoing investigation into whether Apple, Pandora and other Application providers and developers are disclosing user information without the users’ knowledge or consent. The investigation is in its early stages, but depending on how the facts come out, there could be civil and even criminal liability here. The article has some advice about how users can protect themselves. But on the flip side, if your company collects personally identifiable information, the lesson here is to disclose fully what you do with it and get clear consent from the person supplying that information. Unless your idea of fun is testifying before a grand jury.