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Recently, the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney filed a complaint against the company behind the Weather Channel mobile application. The complaint cites California’s Unfair Competition Law and alleges that TWC’s use of the application to collect “users’ private, personal geolocation data … throughout the day and nightâ€� is “fraudulent and deceptiveâ€� and “unfair.â€� IAPP Westin Research Fellow Mitchell Noordyke, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, writes about the case for Privacy Tracker, saying, “The complaint is notable because every state has its own version of unfair and deceptive acts and practices statute, and it creates a blueprint for authorities in other states to follow.”
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