Location data collection firm admits privacy breach

A British company that sells consumer data has admitted that some of its Location data were obtained without the consent of users.

Huq uses site information from mobile phones and sells it to users, including several English and Scottish courts.

In two cases it was stated that app operators did not request permission from users.

But they said the matter had been resolved.

In a statement, the company said it was aware of the “two-machine breach” of professional records.

But he said he asked the couple to “edit their code and re-publish their plans”, which they did.

“Huq information is used anonymously. However, approval is a key pillar of data collection and should be very important. We are trying to ensure that our requesters seek information through” If there is a split, we will take immediate action, “said Huq general manager Huq Conrad Poulson.

Kaibits Location Software, which developed one of these programs. he acknowledged that there are “legal issues” but have now resolved them. The second one asked for no answer.

Huq did not rule out the possibility that some programs would not be able to file appropriate sanctions. “We or our partners can lift some things in the future, but the important thing is that we act quickly and with dedication and take action,” the company said.

Privacy policies

These programs – which measured the power of the wifi-fi and other signals analyzed – were published in an article published by the developer. It was asked how open it was to the users of the software they downloaded for one project that shared information on something very different.

Huq advertises several services on its Location website, explaining how it uses “consecutive time” “to see where people are going and why”.

So, for example, the court can use the information provided to estimate the number of people who visited High Street at any one time.

AppCensus, the company’s secret search app, revealed Huq’s performance. Arrangements were made to monitor Muslim flights, weather, and prayers among those who sent information to the company.

Author Joel Reardon told them: “When I saw many programs, including Huq, I could see a big difference in the way people access information about learning. They have GPS locations, as well as information about their home Wi-Fi hotspot collection.

“If consumers are expected to read a lot of secret methods, I think that should be the right interpretation of what is going on,” he said.

According to Danish TV2 reviews, Android devices are more applicable to location data than iPhones.

Google told them it was learning.


Companies that collect information from the services and sell it to them are monitored. A Danish intelligence authority has investigated whether there is a “legal basis” for how Huq handled personal information.

Meanwhile, the office of the UK Information Commission has criticized a British data collection company, Tamoco, for “failure to provide personal information to British citizens”.

He was told he had asked the company to “review the information they had collected to ensure that the records of the British people had not been confiscated and that all remaining records should be deleted”.

In 2019, Norwegian broadcaster NRK bought online recordings of Tamoco for 3,000. With this payment, 460 million lines of data were received from more than 140,000 phones and tablets. Although it did not have names or phone numbers, it provided clear information about human activities that allowed advertisers to track specific personal information.

They were able to find people in what author Martin Gundersen described as a “shocking statement”.

Reports indicated that one of the men was on his way to the hospital for a job interview. One, a member of the military, monitored their activity from one stadium to another.

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