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Dem calls for hearing on alleged wireless data disclosures

May 25, 2018

Via: The Hill

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is calling for a hearing on reports that wireless location-tracking data is being shared without consumers’ approval.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) is urging Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) to convene a hearing to determine if the alleged data leaks at LocationSmart and Securus violated the law.

“A hearing on how this information was made available is necessary to better understand whether the privacy protections in the Communications Act were violated and whether Congress needs to take action to ensure users’ data are protected,” Pallone wrote in a letter to Walden. “The issues raised by this incident mirrors the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal and similarly must be closely scrutinized.”

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