Dear Ministry of Defence,

Please provide details of any action taken or policies adopted by the Ministry of Defence with regards to the potential of location tracking mobile apps to compromise national security by revealing the locations and movements of troops.

I refer to the concerns over the fitness tracking App Strava, which revealed the location of secret US army bases, and concerns over the dating app Grindr, which has been labelled a national security concern by the US Government.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/j...

https://www.theverge.com/interface/2019/...

If no actions have been taken, please explain why.

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information request.

Yours faithfully,

Jonathan Deans

correspondence@mod.ecase.gsi.gov.uk on behalf of Information Systems and Services Secretariat,

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Dear Mr Deans,

Please find attached our response to your recent enquiry.

Regards

ISS Secretariat