France’s data protection authority, the CNIL, has warned Singlespot to properly gather consent for the collection of geolocation data or else it could face potential regulatory actions. The CNIL found Singlespot obtained users’ geolocation data from their smartphones in order to send targeted ads. An investigation determined the company never asked for consent when it collected the geolocation data, nor did it have a defined data-retention period. The president of the CNIL has given Singlespot three months to remedy these issues. Should Singlespot fail to comply with the agency’s notice, the CNIL may impose a penalty.
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