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Congress should make it harder for cellphone carriers to sell your location data

Jan 10, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

DON'T FORGET about the cellphone carriers.

An investigation by Vice's Motherboard finds that top telecommunications companies are selling access to customers' location data to aggregators, who in turn are selling it to other actors - each more unsavory than the last. Eventually, some of the information ends up in the hands of bail bondsmen and bounty hunters. The report is one more piece of evidence in the case for federal privacy legislation that overhauls today's "notice and consent" reg...