Apr 182010
 
 April 18, 2010  Non-U.S.

John Leyden reports:

Mobile developers have expressed privacy fears over a Conservative general election-related iPhone application.

The app, launched in February, allows iPhone owners to keep tabs on the Tory election campaign, donate money and review policy areas. It also gives the “ability to telephone canvass friends and report their voting intentions back to the Conservative Party”. The Call a Friend feature allows users to canvass their contacts and reports back the names, addresses and voting intentions of called parties via email to the Tories who will “use the data to help local campaigning”.

Dave Addey, managing director of iPhone developer Agant, published a detailed analysis last week after the general election was announced questioning whether this functionality might violate the UK’s Data Protection Act.

Read more in The Register.

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