Analyst: Palm Pre Users Naive About Online Data Privacy
Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, believes this doesn't quite go far enough. "I believe [it] is the responsibility of the service provider to inform users of what information is being collected and how it may be used, and I believe that the privacy statement should be given prominence, not buried in a lengthy agreement," he told eWEEK. "Most software products and Websites put their privacy policies front and center." Palm responded to allegations of its "spying," as some media outlets called it, with an official statement that said it takes privacy very seriously. It additionally said:"When you use location based services, we will collect, transmit, maintain, process, and use your location and usage data (including both real time geographic information and information that can be used to approximate location) in order to provide location based and related services, and to enhance your device experience."