WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) are once again pushing legislation to protect Americans' personal privacy.
According to reports, this time, they are pushing a bill that would end stalking apps, which abusers can put on victims' smartphones to secretly track their location. Legislation they introduced Thursday would reportedly require companies to get consumers' permission before collecting location data off their smartphones, tablets, or in-car navigation devices like OnStar and Garmin, and would also require permission before sharing location information with third parties.
Reports say the Location Privacy Protection Act is built on similar legislation they first introduced in 2012, which passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. Officials say their updated legislation would:
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