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New FCC Location Tracking Rules Completely Ignore Mobile Privacy Concerns

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The FCC is scheduled to vote on a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM) requiring collection of more precise location data. 

The data, referred to as “Z-axis” data, would identify a person’s floor in a multi-story building when someone calls 911.

The Z-axis proposal by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai never mentions the word “privacy,” and it doesn’t say which privacy rules would apply to carriers’ collection of Z-axis data from customers’ phones.

A public notice on the topic issued in September also didn’t mention privacy.

Curated from Ars Technica

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