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Treasury Oversight Says IRS Should Consider Getting Warrants Before Buying Location Data From Data Brokers

Wed. Feb. 24, 2021 | By Tim Cushing – TechDirt.com | Last October, Senators Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren asked the IRS’s oversight to take a look at the agency’s use of third-party data brokers to obtain cell site location info harvested from phone apps. This new collection of location data appeared to bypass the Supreme Court’s Carpenter decision, […]

Gmail [Google] reveals the massive amount of data it has on you

Wed. Feb. 24, 2021 | By Charlie Fripp – Komodo.com | Apple recently changed its policy and now forces app developers to tell you what data the app will collect with “privacy labels” before downloading it. Developers must also reveal what this information is being used for. And in most cases, it’s for third-party advertising. Tap […]

Watchdog questions legality of using cellphone data without warrants

Mon. Feb. 22, 2021 |By Chris Mills Rodrigo – The Hill | Law enforcement agencies may be on shaky legal ground when purchasing cell phone location data without a warrant, according to a new Treasury Department watchdog report. The agency’s inspector general said in the report reviewing the Internal Revenue Service’s use of a commercial […]

Ninth Circuit Considers Privacy Settlement Over Google Street View

Thurs. Feb. 11, 2021 |By Maria Dinzo – Courthouse News| The Ninth Circuit will likely uphold an award of $13 million against Google over data collected by Street View cars, while a federal judge ruled Thursday that cellphone users can pursue privacy claims related to location tracking through mobile apps. SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — A […]