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Committee To Consider Measure on Location Privacy

MOBILE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 6, 2012

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has released a revised version of legislation he introduced last year that would require companies to obtain user consent before collecting and sharing location-based data. The bill would allow companies to obtain one-time consent. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider the measure today, Bloomberg reports. S 1223 follows hearings on mobile privacy Franken held last year with representatives from Apple and Google. The bill’s revision includes language that restrictions on collecting and sharing location data wouldn’t apply to law enforcement authorities.
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