Privacy news saw interesting developments over the past week. First, Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) unveiled a bill today that would require companies that gather information via mobile phones to obtain consent before collecting or sharing consumers' location data. Sen. Leahy introduced a new Data Privacy and Security bill addressing data breach notification. Also, the FCC released a report that added a twist to the behavioral tracking debate by advocating that local news outlets could make more money from OBA, and therefore should view it as a viable source of income. Finally, privacy researcher Ashakan Soltani released an intriguing report on Google's web mapping capabilities, and the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium broke down comments made to the December, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission white paper on Do Not Track. Senators introduce location privacy bill - The Hill - Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) unveiled a bill Wednesday that would require firms such as Apple and Google along with app developers to obtain consent before collecting or sharing consumers' location data. Senator Leahy Introduces the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011 – Hunton Privacy Blog – On June 7, 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the “Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011” (the “Act”), co-sponsored by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). This marks the fourth time Senator Leahy has introduced ambitious privacy legislation; in 2005, 2007 and 2009, similar bills failed to advance in the Senate. FCC says news outlets could make money from online ad tracking – The Hill – A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report released Thursday encourages policymakers to see the benefits in behavioral advertising as a debate rages in Washington on how to regulate online tracking to protect the personal data of consumers. Exclusive: Google's Web mapping can track your phone - cnet - If you have Wi-Fi turned on, the previous whereabouts of your computer or mobile device may be visible on the Web for anyone to see. FTC White Paper Responses Analysis – Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium – Below, we’ve analyzed the responses available in a Google Docs spreadsheet in order that people could quickly scan who had responded (lawyer, company, advocacy group, trade organization, individual, etc) and whether they supported DNT, in either a self-regulatory or legal manner, and lists any salient quotes from their submissions.