Reply to post:

SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

If he was presented with accurate and detailed disclosures and provided informed consent he may have a difficult case ahead. I guess there is also the question of whether the product itself provided enough notice prior to purchase that functionality is dependent on agreeing to terms of use and data sharing.

Data slurping is commonplace - a good % of apps (particularly free ones) collect more than strictly necessary to fulfil their function, what happens to the data collected and who it is shared with should be what worries us.

Bose's use of GPS is probably the most concerning - it doesn't take many time indexed GPS locations from a device to get to PII levels of data...

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019