Geolocation Privacy Act Rejected by Rauner

Geolocation Privacy Act Rejected by Rauner

Illinois Chicago’s Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill requiring more transparency from mobile apps regarding the harvesting of data on the geolocation of its users.

In a press release, Rauner said the bill will not improve the privacy protection of Illinoisians and may result in job losses state-wide.

Most applications inform the users when and how information is accessed and is specified in their T&Cs. The Geolocation Privacy Protection Act   will require a more apparent notification like a pop up box or a text that will inform the consumer what information is being taken and its purpose.

Source: Chicago Tonight

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