South Korea uses mobile phone location data to track places where coronavirus patients had been and send text message warnings to individuals who are located in the exposed areas.
South Korea is placing public health concerns over patient privacy in the growing COVID-19 outbreak by publicly publishing location details about patients’ movements.
Uber refused to share their mobility data with Los Angeles Department of Transportation as they think the agency plans to monetize it and control the movement of vehicles on LA streets.
Four of the largest U.S. wireless carriers, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, face a potential collective fine of $200 million for failing to secure location data sold to third parties.
DPC has opened a privacy investigation against Google over location tracking and its capacity to collect massive location data that could be in breach of GDPR regulations.
Recent New York Times report sheds light on how companies are using smartphone tracking technology to collect, analyze, and resell location data to advertisers and marketing technology.
New feature in iOS 13 that will inform users when apps on their iPhone are trying to collect location data may be bad news for tech giants like Facebook who use the information to serve up targeted ads.
Enhanced 911 location data would make it possible for emergency first responders to more accurately find and locate people making 911 calls. What are the privacy implications since the biggest U.S. telcos have been secretly selling location data of their customers to a shadowy network of data brokers and data aggregators?
Without your knowledge or consent, the leading mobile phone carriers in the United States may be actively selling your location data to third-party vendors. And, in turn, these vendors are re-selling this data to an expanding network of shady middlemen.