Senate Committee Tackles Mobile Location Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (December 6, 2012, 2:40 PM EST) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday took up legislation that would require companies to obtain mobile device users' consent before collecting or sharing location data, but held off on voting to advance the more than year-old proposal until its next business meeting.

For the first time since the measure was introduced in June 2011, the Judiciary Committee considered S. 1223, the Location Privacy Protection Act, which was introduced by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and co-sponsored by Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Chris Coons, D-Del.; Bernard Sanders I-Vt.;...
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