Sep 23 2010   1:16PM GMT

More on Cell Phone Location Data – Apple Logs Everything

Arian Eigen Heald Arian Eigen Heald Profile: Arian Eigen Heald

If the C-level and Board members of your company are concerned about the privacy and security of their business and personal data, you might want to educate them about the privacy policy of a very frequently used mobile device: the iPhone.

According to this article from the LA Times business blog, Apple recently changed their privacy policy, (which users must agree to in order to buy anything on iTunes) to acknowledge that they are storing location data for “partners and licensees.” In fact, they have been storing it since 2008.

As I have noted previously privacy on mobile phones is limited at best. Given that there is no way to securely wipe a cell phone hard drive, executives should be thoroughly educated about cell phone (in)security.

As a network administrator, you might want to re-think using your iPhone to connect to your network, as well.

And P.S., Apple has yet to reveal who the “partners and licensees” are.

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