Lightly regulated apps have little obligation to protect location data
You have lots and lots of companies with no controls around them using sensitive information about you. They don’t have to tell you how long they’re keeping (your location information), what they’re using it for or who they’re sharing it with.
The disclosure of a hidden file on iPhones late last month drew an outcry because it seemed to record users’ every move. But that isn’t the only way mobile phone users’ movements are being tracked.