FTC bans data broker from selling Americans’ location data

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States has prohibited data broker Outlogic, formerly known as X-Mode Social, from offering for sale raw location data of Americans that may be exploited for tracking.

Outlogic is now required to remove all illegally acquired sensitive location data, including any models or algorithms generated from this data. This comes after an order was issued today that for the first time prohibited data brokers from sharing and selling consumers’ sensitive location data.

This is a reaction to data brokers’ practices of disclosing personal information, including religious affiliations and medical visits read more FTC bans data broker from selling Americans’ location data.

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