Location tracking, whether by mobile device or otherwise, elicits many privacy concerns such as stalking, tracking of children, and home invasions. Due to these concerns, DPA believes that before a company may track a person's location, a person should have the right to choose when they will be tracked, how they will be tracked, and for what reason the collection of their information is being used, if any.
Making sure apps ask before recording where you are and where you go.
Last night on WGN Radio, Justin Kaufmann had Industry Outreach Director Matt Erickson on to discuss privacy issues across the United States and what Illinois was doing to protect their citizens in light of failing Federal protections
Updates from our Legislative Director, Jake Wright, on the state of the bills we're supporting in Springfield. Both bills have made it much farther than Silicon Valley wanted already, read more to find out!
"[i]t's time for the technology industry to grow up and take responsibility for the awesome power we now have over people's personal lives." - Derek Eder, founder of 1871 tech start-up Datamade, co-founder of Chi Hack Night, Chicago Magazine's Emerging Power Player, and DPA Board Member.
Where you live, especially in highly segregated cities like Chicago, is easily a means to enact racist policy without specifing race at all. Protecting your location data and understanding where it goes to is important for protecting minority groups in todays connected world.
Take action NOW to support Illinois privacy legislation! The Illinois Right to Know Act and Geolocation Information Privacy Act are up for committee on Thursday, March 30th, and they need to get passed!
Listen in on Outreach Director Matt Erickson and Mason Vera Paine discuss the DPA's legislative agenda.
Consumer Affairs provides an excellent write-up on the current situation surrounding the bills the DPA is supporting in Illinois.