“Popular Weather App Collects Too Much User Data, Security Experts Say,” The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2019.  Weather App in the US, Canada, and third-world countries collects your location, your email address, and your phone’s device id; all this information is stored on severs in China. Also reports of forcing users to subscribe to other services, at a cost.  Doesn’t work on iPhones.

Are there limits on this, either laws limiting the collecting, storage, or processing of this data, or internal restrictions at the company gathering the data?  Or “surreptitiously” subscribing users to a service that they have to pay for?

Information, Governance, and Compliance;  a three-for.  There can be too much information.

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