Mobile Phone Tracking Highlights Need For Baseline Privacy Law
It is imperative that Congress establish baseline legislation that protects users' privacy and trust, not only for location and other highly sensitive information but also for all collection of consumer data.
Lewis Carrol once famously said, "If you don't know where you are going, any road will do." But today, with the ascent of smartphones and other mobile devices, there are likely to be quite a few people who know exactly where you are going and where you have been. And they have pretty good idea of the road you took to get there. Our indispensable mobile devices come with an asterisk: the collection, use and sharing of our detailed location information.