Washington – Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.), a member of the
House Energy and Commerce Committee, has written to the Federal Trade
Commission asking for a review of Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone location data collection
practices, CNET News.com reported. Inslee hopes the FTC will "ensure all
the questions regarding this issue, including the lack of disclosure, are
Apple CEO Steve Jobs this week denied the company was tracking
or logging iPhone location data, but acknowledged "bugs" present in
its iPhone location history database the company said is used to improve
CNET notes that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) also
"hinted that a House of Representatives hearing is in the works,"
citing a spokesman of hers who said, "Blackburn finds Apple’s response
encouraging but is eager to hear from companies and their engineers directly."
Meanwhile, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has already asked both Apple and Google to
appear at a Senate hearing on May 10.
A federal class action lawsuit against
Apple, claiming violations of computer fraud laws, has also been filed in
(DMW previous coverage)