Section 6 of Rep. Rick Boucher's proposed internet privacy bill almost appears to have been included as an afterthought. Moreover, the section is so broadly written that it can be interpreted to regulate a wide range of companies that collect, use or distribute spatial data.
Section 6(a) is set forth below. I would be interested in your thoughts on exactly what is to be regulated.
"Sec. 6 Use of Location-Based Information
(a) IN GENERAL - Except as provided in section 222(d) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 222(d), any provider of a product or service that uses location-based information shall not disclose such location-based information concerning the use of such product or service without that user's express opt-in consent. A user's express opt-in consent to an application provider that relies on a platform offered by a commercial mobile service provider shall satisfy the requirements of this subsection"