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GPS Company TomTom Sold Drivers' Speeding Data to Dutch Police

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GPS mapping company TomTom apologized after it admitted selling data collected from its customers to Dutch police, the Financial Times reported Friday.

The Amsterdam-based company sold data to cops in The Netherlands that was then used to help police set speed traps for motorists.

The company already supplies data to local authorities to help them plan new road layouts and beat bottlenecks.

As the amount of cash the company makes from selling GPS devices slows, the firm has looked to increase revenues from selling data -- with 36 percent of its 2010 revenue coming from "content and service" streams.

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