Lawmaker Prods Google Over App Store Info-Sharing

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 3:58 PM EST) -- Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., on Thursday pushed Google Inc. to explain how it shares user data with the developers of apps sold through Google Play, following accusations that the company sends mailing addresses and other personal information to these third parties without consent.

In a letter to Google CEO Larry Page, Johnson asked the company to clarify the nature and scope of the information it shares with app developers in order to allow the lawmaker to "better understand consumers' expectations and protections when purchasing apps through...
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