Congress Pitches Mobile Privacy Bill

In Washington this week, Rep. Ed Markey introduced a cellphone privacy bill that would require companies to alert consumers if tracking software is installed on a mobile phone or app. “Just because a mobile device is hand held doesn’t mean it should hand over personal information,” Markey, the Democrat from Massachusetts and co-chair of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, stated. As The Hill notes, the bill would also require companies that want to transfer device data to third parties to file such agreements at the FTC and the FCC.


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