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.
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!
Illinois is under no obligation to follow Congress' lead in selling out citizens' privacy. Originally an OpEd in Crain's Chicago Business by Derek Eder.
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.
Nevada joins Illinois in geolocation privacy.