MediaPost: FTC Prohibits Data Broker From Selling Sensitive Location Information
January 9, 2024
John Davisson, director of litigation at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, says the FTC’s proposed order represents “both a milestone settlement and the tip of the iceberg.”
The order “imposes real, piercing consequences on X-Mode and will make it much harder for the company to track and profit off of our movements through the world,” he tells MediaPost.
“This settlement should be a springboard for across-the-board rules that rein in the abusive data practices of brokers like X-Mode.”
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