Senator Demands Pokأ©mon Go Release Privacy Information

Posted by HardOCP News 8:58 AM (CDT)

Thursday July 14, 2016

It didn't take long for this to happen. Normally I would laugh at stuff like this but the guy does have a point. A lot of kids play the game and having to specifically opt-out of everything is lame.

Franken, who sits on the Senate subcommittee on privacy, technology, and the law, accused the company of collecting users’ information and potentially sharing it with third-party service providers. He highlighted that most users are children and the app’s default setting is to automatically collect data, with users having to specifically "opt-out". The senator made seven requests for additional information, such as a list of the "third-party service providers" that Niantic shares information with and their reasons for doing so.