Senators Seek Regulation Over Smartphone Tracking
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May 19, 2011, 4:29 PM by Eric M. Zeman
updated May 19, 2011, 4:50 PM
Senators John Rockefeller of West Virginia and John Kerry of Massachusetts today proposed new legislation asking congress to approve laws for regulating the privacy of user location data as it pertains to smartphones. They said smartphone apps are "totally unregulated" with respect to consumer privacy. The privacy bill would seek to give consumers more control of how their location data is collected, used, and shared. "I believe that companies collecting people’s information - whether you’re a tech titan or not - ought to comply with just a basic code of conduct," Kerry said. "We need to establish what we as a society, in a country that has always valued privacy, believe is the basic, proper treatment of information." The legislation was proposed during a senate hearing Thursday on Apple and Google's location-tracking practices.
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