Proposed Illinois Data Privacy Laws May Be Problematic

Law360, New York (August 2, 2017, 11:12 AM EDT) -- Illinois is moving forward with legislation that will bolster its reputation for having the nation’s strictest data privacy laws. But the pending bills might stifle e-commerce while providing little relief to consumers.

Last month the General Assembly passed the Geolocation Privacy Protection Bill (GPPA), which would ban companies from collecting users’ location data without express consent. If signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, the bill would be the first geolocation privacy protection law in the country.

Another measure, the Right to Know Act, is pending in a...
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