Path, the social networking application has been forced to apologize for wrongful use of personal data. They were blamed for using user’s private data, address books uploaded from Apple iPhones directly to Path servers. Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Path issued an apology on the company’s San Francisco blog and said that they have deleted all such personal data collected and updated via iOS applications and have said that the company will in future offer more transparency on what and how they collect information from their users.
This discrepancy came to light when a user by the name of Arun Thampi found that Path had uploaded all personal data of his contacts from his iPhone without even asking his permission. Though he has not accused Path directly he was annoyed that such personal information was put to use without his approval and even wondered how many other iOS apps follow the same principal. Path received a lot of flak from their users which has prompted them to issue an apology with a promise to be more transparent in the future.