Dec 6, 2012 at 6:50 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KNSI) Minnesota Senator Al Franken will bring legislation to protect consumers' privacy and prevent stalking before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for debate today.
Franken’s "Location Privacy Protection Act" has been hailed by Minnesota-based and national domestic violence groups as critical to closing loopholes that allow stalking applications to exist on women's and girls' smartphones and send their location information without their knowledge.
Franken’s bill fixes this problem by requiring companies to get customers’ permission before collecting their location data or sharing it with third parties.
The bill also contains targeted provisions to protect against stalking apps