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Sen. Franken Urges Action on Location Privacy Bill


December 13, 2012

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to move his Location Privacy Protection Act forward, MinnPost reports. The bill would prohibit “stalker apps” by outlawing mobile applications that share a cellphone’s location without the user’s knowledge and would require companies to acquire user permission prior to collecting and sharing location data. The Center for Democracy and Technology’s Justin Brookman said, “We’ve advocated for a comprehensive privacy law for years…This is a subset of that, but I think it’s an important one.”
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