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Privacy & Data

Location Data Sensitive Like Medical Information, Says Congressional Witness

"The writing is on the wall that there will be baseline privacy legislation introduced," said John Morris, general counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology at a Congressional hearing on location data and privacy yesterday. "It will require location be treated as sensitive data, like medical data. You'll need to do more than just post a disclosure statement."

We're entering an era of location as platform, but should that location data be as fundamentally private by default as medical information is?