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Illinois, Other States Mull New Online Privacy Laws

State lawmakers in Illinois are considering three new online privacy laws. One bill would require Web companies to tell consumers what kinds of data is collected about them. A second would limit geolocation tracking by smartphones, and a third would restrict microphone use by apps and other devices. Other states including California, Connecticut, Nebraska and West Virginia have recently passed laws regarding online privacy.  

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