Eric Engleman of Bloomberg News reports:
Smartphones, mobile applications and in-car navigation devices would be required to get permission from consumers before collecting and sharing location data under legislation to be considered by a U.S. Senate committee this week.
Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat who introduced the measure last year, released a revised version yesterday to let companies get one-time approval from users rather than seeking permission every time location data is collected or shared. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider the measure tomorrow.
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