Privacy Update – Carrier IQ Goes to Washington


 Earlier this week Carrier IQ representatives met with officials at the FTC, FCC, and with the staff of a number of Senators. For more details about Carrier IQ please read my eCommerce Times column “Carrier IQ and the US’ Escalating Privacy Risk Level.”

The Washington Post reported that Carrier IQ Andrew Coward (senior vice president for marketing) said “This week Carrier IQ sought meetings with the FTC and FCC to educate the two agencies . . . and answer any and all question”...but he was “not aware of an official investigation.” As well, the scope of the privacy controversy has enlarged. In addition to class action lawsuits against Carrier IQ other class-actions have been filed against AT&T, Sprint Nextel, Apple, T-Mobile USA, HTC, Samsung, and Motorola.

Stay tuned for more about Carrier IQ and privacy.

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