If you’re reading this on a smartphone, GPS technology can pinpoint your current location within 10 meters.
Someone with that kind of location information doesn’t just know where you live. They know where you go to church and where you drop your kids off at school, the roads you take to work and the doctors you visit.
So, this is pretty sensitive information. But the companies that collect it don’t protect it the way they should. Many applications that collect location information give that information to third parties without users’ knowledge.
That’s dangerous — and I’m trying to stop it. Will you help? Click here to sign my petition and help me protect location privacy.
I want to make sure that, if a company is going to collect information about your location — and especially if they’re going to share it with a third party — it gets your permission first.
And I definitely want to stop companies from developing applications that are specifically designed to help abusers stalk their victims. Yes. Those exist.
I’m proud to be working with groups that protect victims of domestic abuse — as well as people on both sides of the aisle — on this important effort.
Now I need your help.
If we’re going to get this done, Washington needs to hear from you. Will you join my fight to protect location privacy by clicking here?
Don’t get me wrong — many of the companies collecting and sharing information are providing a valuable service, and many have honorable intentions.
Still: If you own a smartphone, you should be concerned about the way your sensitive information is being collected and shared. And we should all be pretty upset that some companies are making money helping abusers stalk their victims.
It’s time for action. Specifically, the action of clicking here to help me build a movement behind these important reforms.