Apple: “future software release” will bring explicit permission for contact data

February 15, 2012 filed under Technology

Apple has officially responded to those problems with applications accessing, transmitting and storing user contact data without explicit permission. As John Paczkowski from AllThingsD writes, there’ll be a fix in an upcoming software update. Maybe even before iOS 5.1 will be released in March. Apps that use data from your adress book will require explicit user permission to do so in the future.

Apps that collect or transmit a user’s contact data without their prior permission are in violation of our guidelines. We’re working to make this even better for our customers, and as we have done with location services, any app wishing to access contact data will require explicit user approval in a future software release.

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