US FTC sues data broker for selling sensitive geolocation data

John Leonard
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US FTC sues data broker for selling sensitive geolocation data
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US FTC sues data broker for selling sensitive geolocation data

US consumer protection watchdog the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  has filed a lawsuit against a data broker, which it alleges was selling precise geolocation data harvested from hundreds of milli...

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