Google might be enjoying all the praise we’re heaping on Google Maps for iPhone, but hold on there buddy. The EU would like to have a little chat about privacy settings.
Just in from ComputerWorld:
However, the option box next to the text is switched on by default, which isn’t allowed by European data protection law, said Marit Hansen, deputy privacy and information commissioner at the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in an email.
Ouch. Okay, Google will have to change that. Heck I don’t even remember seeing a check box (not that I read the T&Cs either). I guess there will have to be something to make it easier for people to opt out or opt in (as the EU requires) and not make things too complicated.
I guess someone will be noodling that now over at Google.