January 09, 2024

Wyden Statement on FTC Holding Location Data Broker Accountable

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden released the following statement on the FTC holding X-Mode Social/Outlogic accountable for selling Americans’ location data:  

"I commend the FTC for taking tough action to hold this shady location data broker responsible for its sale of Americans' location data. In 2020, I discovered that the company had sold Americans' location data to U.S. military customers through defense contractors. While the FTC's action is encouraging, the agency should not have to play data broker whack-a-mole. Congress needs to pass tough privacy legislation to protect Americans' personal information and prevent government agencies from going around the courts by buying our data from data brokers."