The Record: FTC settles unprecedented case against geolocation data broker
January 9, 2024
“This is both a milestone settlement and the tip of the iceberg,” John Davisson, director of litigation at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said via email. “The FTC’s 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.”
However, Davisson noted that X-Mode/Outlogic is one of thousands of companies that traffic in such data, highlighting the need for stricter across the board rules.
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