Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Banning GPS-Stalking Apps

Law360, Washington (November 12, 2015, 6:34 PM EST) -- Amid party support, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., has introduced another measure to ban “stalking apps” that allow users to track GPS data from smartphones and other devices, his latest attempt since a similar bill died in the 2014 Congress.

The 2015 Location Privacy Protection Act, introduced Tuesday, would require companies to obtain user consent before collecting GPS data, prevents secret GPS data collection and calls on the federal government to gather more information about GPS stalking and increase the focus of law enforcement on the issue.

“A majority of Americans have smartphones now," began a Tuesday statement from Franken. "And...

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