Marc Lifsher reports:
California regulators decided Thursday not to consider the need for tougher privacy protection for smartphone users.
In a 3-2 vote, the Public Utilities Commission denied a petition from consumer groups asking it to investigate the need for stronger privacy standards. It would have been the PUC’s first attempt to update 2-decade-old phone privacy protections in effect since the dawn of the hand-held cellphone era.
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