Curtailing The Collection Of Geolocation Info

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 1:16 PM EDT) -- The collection, use and disclosure of geolocation information obtained from customers' mobile devices has become commonplace among mobile phone providers and third-party application developers. Geolocation information identifies the location of the individual using the device and is often used to provide location based information, advertisements and services to consumers.

Current federal law allows companies to collect and share this information with third parties without the need to obtain consent from their customers.[1] This practice has garnered significant media attention in recent months and has raised privacy...
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