Feb 192014
 
 February 19, 2014  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Katharine Goodloe writes:

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) plans to re-introduce a bill intended to limit the use of geolocation data obtained from consumer smartphones and car navigation systems.

The Location Privacy Protection Act, which was first introduced in 2011, would require a user’s express authorization to collect, receive, record, obtain, or disclose to a non-governmental individual or entity any geolocation information from an electronic communication device.   Users could only authorize such activities after being given clear and prominent notice, “separate and apart from any final end user agreement, privacy policy, terms of use page, or similar document,” about the information to be collected and the entities to which it may be disclosed.

Read more on Covington & Burling InsidePrivacy.

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