101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Ann M. Williams
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
815 ILCS 505/2Z
from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 262Z
Creates the Geolocation Privacy Protection Act. Defines "geolocation
information", "location-based application", "private entity", and "user".
Provides that a private entity may not collect, use, store, or disclose
geolocation information from a location-based application on a user's
device unless the private entity first receives the person's affirmative
express consent after complying with specified notice requirements.
Provides exceptions. Provides that a violation of the Act constitutes an
unlawful practice under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices
Act. Provides that the provisions of the Act may not be waived. Contains
applicability language. Makes a corresponding change in the Consumer Fraud
and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning business.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Geolocation Privacy Protection Act.
As used in this Act:
"Geolocation information" means information that: (i) is
not the contents of a communication; (ii) is 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 (iii) is sufficient to determine or
infer the precise location of that device. "Geolocation
information" does not include Internet protocol addresses.
"Location-based application" means a software application
that is downloaded or installed onto a device and collects,
uses, or stores geolocation information.
"Private entity" means any individual, partnership,
corporation, limited liability company, association, or other
group, however organized. "Private entity" does not include any
"User" means a person who purchases or leases a device.
Collection, use, storage, and disclosure of