Apple, Google and Facebook Called Up to Testify Before Senate on Thursday

Apple and Google alongwith Facebook have been called back to the Senate to continue to testify on privacy concerns surfaced around location tracking information on iPhones and seding back to the company's.CNET reports that;On the docket to testify as part of a witness panel is Bret Taylor, the chief technology officer for Facebook; Catherine Novelli, […]

Apple and Google alongwith Facebook have been called back to the Senate to continue to testify on privacy concerns surfaced around location tracking information on iPhones and seding back to the company's.

CNET reports that;

On the docket to testify as part of a witness panel is Bret Taylor, the chief technology officer for Facebook; Catherine Novelli, Apple's VP of worldwide government affairs; and Alan Davidson, Google's director of public policy for the Americas. Joining them is Morgan Reed, the executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology, and Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, the president and COO of Common Sense Media. Ahead of that panel is David Vladeck, the director of the bureau of consumer protection for the Federal Trade Commission.

Notably missing is the U.S. Department of Justice, which made up part of the opening act in last week's hearing, as well as a representative from Microsoft, which also collects location information from Windows Mobile 7 devices with a unique ID.

During last week's hearing, the Justice Department discussed forward-looking policy initiatives to require mobile providers to collect and store information about their customers, which is likely to be a topic at Thursday's hearing.

[Via: CNet]