December 15, 2012

'Stalking apps' could be banned in US

US Senator Al Franken's (D-Minn.) campaigning for tighter restrictions on location tracking via mobile devices has had his bill approved by a Senate committee. The BBC reports.

quotemarksright.jpgThe Location Privacy Protection Act would require firms to get customers' permission before collecting location data or sharing it with third-parties.

It would also outlaw apps from collecting or sharing location data without the consent of the owner.

Parents wishing to monitor their children's phones would be exempt.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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