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Why the FTC is cracking down on location data brokers

Why the FTC is cracking down on location data brokers

Update: 2024-02-013
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It's no secret — your phone knows where you are, and if that data exists, someone else might have it. Back in 2022, we covered the murky market for smartphone location data. Now, the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on this multi-billion dollar industry. In today's episode, we explain why the agency is trying to ban a data broker from selling information tied to sensitive places like medical facilities.

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Why the FTC is cracking down on location data brokers

Why the FTC is cracking down on location data brokers