The Norwegian Consumer Council has filed a formal complaint with the Norwegian data protection commissioner alleging fitness app Runkeeper constantly tracks users, even when the app isn’t being used, Fortune reports. Location information, timestamps and Google advertising tags are among the transmitted data, the report states. The NCC further says the app’s terms and conditions about the app’s data collection protocols are unclear. “We are in the process of reviewing the issues raised in the complaint, and we will cooperate with the Norwegian [data protection authority] if it has any questions arising out of the complaint,” said Runkeeper CEO Jason Jacobs. Norwegian Data Protection Commissioner Bjørn Erik Thon also acknowledged that he had received the NCC’s complaint and was investigating accordingly.
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