Senators’ Bill Would Muzzle the Tracker in Your Pocket

June 17, 2011 No Comments

A new bill introduced by Senators Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal would mandate stringent notification and consent policies for devices used to track their owners’ whereabouts. Popular gadgets like smartphones are capable of telling third parties where they’re located at any given time; if passed, the legislation would tighten their privacy policies, which most device makers already regulate to some degree.

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