Franken's Location Data Bill Gets Industry Pushback

, Corporate Counsel


Advertising and technology industry advocates spoke out against legislation offered by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., to stop the surreptitious collection of location data from smartphones and other devices.

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  • Joseph Witz

    We have enough of loss of privacy. The gatherers sum how flaunted the "do not call rule" but nothing is done to stop the violators.

  • John Galt

    Self regulation is in this context, an oxymoron.

  • James

    Next these marketing companies will be asserting the right to collect all information on your phone. The GAO testified as to the collection of tracking and location data that:
    "companies did not consistently or clearly disclose to consumers what the companies do with these data or the third parties with which they might share the data . . . ."

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