APEC won’t pursue smartphone location tracking

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is not following the footsteps of its U.S. and E.U. counterparts–which are looking at regulations to minimize location tracking on smartphones–but is working on projects addressing security issues relating to handheld mobile devices, said an APEC spokesperson.In an e-mail to ZDNet Asia, Kenji Tanaka, chair of APEC’s Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL), said that the regional economic forum “is not working specifically on regulations to minimize location tracking by smartphone makers”.To read this ZDNet Asia report in full, see:

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