TomTom sold your satnav data to help police set up speed traps
TomTom has apologised for selling customer data from your stanav which the police then used to set speed traps.
The company confessed that they'd been giving data to Dutch police who used it to target drivers.
TomTom chief executive Harold Goddijn said the company sold the anonymous data believing it would be used to improve safety or relieve traffic bottlenecks.
"We never foresaw this kind of use and many of our clients are not happy about it."
"We make this information available to local governments and authorities. It helps them to better understand where congestion takes place, where to build new roads and how to make roads safer.
"We are now aware that the police have used traffic information that you have helped to create to place speed cameras at dangerous locations where the average speed is higher than the legally allowed speed limit. We are aware a lot of our customers do not like the idea and we will look at if we should allow this type of usage."
Many UK based customers aren't too thrilled about this, with some quoted on social networking sites saying that they would 'Never use TomTom again.' Will we see a similar apology from the UK wing of the company?