Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), the co-chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, sent a letter to Apple CEO Steve Jobs asking him to provide information about the policy. In the letter, they said they were concerned that Apple customers were automatically having their data collected unless they actively opted out.
"Given the limited ability of Apple users to opt out of the revised policy and still be able to take advantage of the features of their Apple products, we are concerned about the impact the collection of such data could have on the privacy of Apple's customers," the lawmakers wrote in the letter. They are seeking answers to their questions by July 12.
An Apple spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for the FCC's consumer and governmental affairs bureau did not respond to a request for comment.
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