Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act, the Chicago Tribune reports. The bill would require internet companies to inform consumers on their data collection efforts. “This bill would result in job loss across the state without materially improving privacy protections for Illinoisans or making devices and their apps safer for children,” Rauner said in a statement. “The addition of this policy to Illinois’ existing burden of red tape will hurt Illinois’ growing reputation as a destination for innovation-based job creation.” Following the veto, the legislature now has to consider whether it will pursue a possible override vote.
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