US govt sues Kochava for selling sensitive geolocation data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that it filed a lawsuit against Idaho-based location data broker Kochava for selling sensitive and precise geolocation data (in meters) collected from hundreds of millions of mobile devices.

As the consumer protection watchdog said, Kochava’s clients could use this data to identify and keep track of mobile users’ movements to and from various locations such as reproductive health, mental care, and addiction recovery facilities or shelters for domestic violence survivors or the homeless.

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Source: Bleeping Computer