Cellphone Service Providers Eye Legislation Nervously

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 2:30 PM EDT) -- While still in its early stages, pending legislation to regulate the tracking of cellphone users' locations already has some service providers fearful of the increased scrutiny and potential criminal penalties such regulation might bring, attorneys say.

Cellphone infrastructure and application providers currently use the tracking services at issue to identify the location of a user to provide wireless service or information about a nearby destination, and to collect data about a user's travel patterns that may be useful for marketing purposes.

But recent reports have raised...
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