May 3, 2011
On the heels of a recent controversy involving the alleged tracking of sensitive user location data on Apple’s iPhone and Google Android, the South Korean police raided Google’s Seoul offices Tuesday on suspicions that the company had collected personal data without consent.
Reuters reports that South Korean police have initiated a probe into Google’s AdMob advertising arm, resulting in Tuesday’s police visit to the company’s offices.
“We suspect AdMob collected personal location information without consent or approval from the Korean Communication Commission,” a South Korean police official said.
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