Washington – U.S. regulatory agencies the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) plan to host a public forum next month on mobile location-based services, in the wake of recent revelations that mobile phone software made by firms including Apple (NASD: AAPL), Google (NASD: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) were logging location-related data on consumers, the Associated Press reports.

Along with Apple and Google, the FCC and FTC have invited other mobile executives, consumer advocates and academics to the forum.

The event will follow a Senate judiciary hearing last week that saw executives from Apple and Google face pointed questions from lawmakers, and another hearing before the Senate Commerce committee on mobile location-tracking issues scheduled for Thursday.


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