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New York City Bill Would Make Selling Phone Location Data Illegal

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New York City could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of geolocation data to third parties.

A bill introduced today would make it illegal for cellphone and mobile app companies to sell location data collected in the city.

It would impose hefty fines — up to $10,000 per day, per user for multiple violations — and it would give users the right to sue companies that share their data without explicit permission.

Curated from Engadget

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