The Washington Post reports several Democratic senators are calling for a government investigation into the selling of users' geolocation data. The calls come after a report by Motherboard on the sale of geolocation data. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said, "The American people have an absolute right to the privacy of their data, which is why I’m extraordinarily troubled by reports of this system of repackaging and reselling location data to unregulated third party services for potentially nefarious purposes.” An op-ed for The Washington Post argues that Motherboard's report is "one more piece of evidence in the case for federal privacy legislation that overhauls today's 'notice and consent' regime." Wired reports that while telecom companies claim they are "scaling back their relationships with third-party brokers," evidence is clearly against them and asks how the U.S. Federal Communications Commission will handle the issue.
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