Carrier IQ Concerns Spur Mobile Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (January 30, 2012, 4:51 PM EST) -- Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., released a draft bill on Monday that would require companies to obtain mobile phone users' consent before tracking their usage, following allegations that Carrier IQ Inc. software secretly collected smartphone users' data.

The Mobile Device Privacy Act — which would contain a private right of action — would mandate that companies reveal that mobile phones are equipped with monitoring software and disclose the types of data that software collects and which third parties it sends consumers' information to, according to Markey....
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