27 Sep 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