Monday, May 02, 2016

Senator seeks probe of billboards that use phone data to track shoppers - The Boston Globe

Perhaps a beacon of hope for consumer privacy
"Senator Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, has dubbed Clear Channel Outdoor Americas’ so-called RADAR program ‘‘spying billboards,’’ warning the service may violate privacy rights by tracking people’s cellphone data via the ad space.

‘‘A person’s cellphone should not become a James Bond-like personal tracking device for a corporation to gather information about consumers without their consent,’’ Schumer said in a statement ahead of a planned news conference Sunday in Times Square, where the company operates billboards."
Senator seeks probe of billboards that use phone data to track shoppers - The Boston Globe
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