Following last week’s controversy over iOS social app Path uploading users’ Address Books to their servers without authorization, TheNextWeb reports that U.S. Congressmen Henry Waxman and G.K. Butterfield have now issued a letter to Apple requesting information on the company’s data collection policies, and how those policies apply to App Store developers.
In the letter, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the legislators express their concern over potential privacy issues:
This incident raises questions about whether Apple’s iOS app developer policies and practices may fall short when it comes to protecting the information of iPhone users and their contacts.
The letter asks a series of questions, such a whether Apple requires apps to request authorization before transmitting user data, and requests that Apple provide answers by no later than February 29th.
The full letter can be seen over at TheNextWeb.