A British firm which sells people’s location data has admitted that some of its information was gained without seeking permission from users. Huq uses location data from apps on people’s phones, and sells it on to clients, which include dozens of English and Scottish city councils. It told the BBC that in two cases, its app partners had not asked for consent from users. But it added that the issue had now been rectified. In a statement, the firm said it was aware of two “technical breaches” of data privacy requirements.