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  • NJ A4890
  • Limits collection and use of geographic location information.
Introduced
(6/1/2017)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill limits the collection and use of geographic location information. Under the bill, a private entity is not to collect, use, store, or disclose geolocation information from a location-based application on a person's mobile device in this State unless the private entity first receives the person's affirmative express consent, as determined by the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety. The bill provides that a private entity may collect, use, or disclose geolocation information from a location-based application on a person's mobile device in this State without receiving affirmative express consent if the collection or disclosure is: to allow a parent or legal guardian to locate a minor child that is not emancipated; to allow a court-appointed guardian to locate a legally incapacitated person; or for the provision of fire, medical, public safety, or other emergency services. Under the bill, "geolocation information" means information that is: not the contents of a communication; generated by or derived from, in whole or in part, the operation of a mobile device, including, but not limited to, a smart phone, tablet, or laptop computer; and sufficient to determine or infer the precise location of that device. "Geolocation information" is not to include Internet protocol addresses. "Location-based application" means a software application that collects, uses, or stores geolocation information. "Private entity" means any individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, or other group, however organized, that own and operates a location-based application. "Private entity" is not to include any governmental agency.
Law and Public Safety
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee  (on 6/1/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/1/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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