People have questions about Pokemon GO. Specifically, they have questions about security and privacy. One such person is the head of the Senate Privacy and Technology Subcommittee, Senator Al Franken. Sen. Franken sent a letter to Niantic in hopes that they would clear up their policies and procedures involving sensitive information. And now, Niantic has written back.
Niantic does not and has no plans to sell Pokemon GO user data — aggregated, de-identified, or otherwise — to any third party.
The response clearly outlined how any sensitive information is specifically shared only with analytics and marketing companies. And they have to have strict confidentiality agreements before getting their hands on the data. Aside from that, Niantic claimed that the only information they require from users is what is necessary to continue operating smoothly. Sen. Franken responded by saying Niantic did give answers for his concerns, but he would like an opportunity for them to clarify policies a bit more.