Kearston L. Wesner,
Is the Grass Greener on the Other Side of the Geofence: The First Amendment and Privacy Implications of Unauthorized Smartphone Messages,
10 Case W. Res. J.L. Tech. & Internet
1 (third article)
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/jolti/vol10/iss1/5
Geofencing technology enables companies to obtain users’ physical location and deliver customized communications, including political messages. But to accomplish this, some businesses transmit user data to third parties without consent. The privacy tort of intrusion and Federal Trade Commission actions target unfair or deceptive practices, but these avenues are inadequate. Users’ privacy should be safeguarded by creating a federal privacy statute that requires opt-in notification and periodic reminders of data collection, usage, and transmission practices.