Watch this: A breakdown on how much your phone knows you
The proposed bill includes a $1,000 fine per violation, and a maximum penalty of $10,000 per day, per person, for location data shared against the law. If passed, it would be the first law in the country to regulate location data sharing.
Mobile location data has become a major privacy concern as people carry phones in their pockets everywhere they go, essentially providing a catalog of their whereabouts to data brokers. Free apps with location access like weather services will often sell that data to advertisers. In January, Los Angeles sued the Weather Channel app, accusing the company of deceptively gathering location data.