Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have required the makers of smartphone apps to notify you… and get your consent… before collecting and selling geolocation data through those apps.
Supporters of the bill say many apps… from ride-sharing services to kids’ games… collect that data, and say you have the right to know when they do. Rauner says it’s an unnecessary layer of regulation that won’t provide any additional protection for consumers.
Meanwhile, schools still won’t be required to teach your child cursive writing, at least for the time being.
Governor Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have required instruction in cursive… which some schools are dropping as students spend more time with keyboards than pen and paper. Rauner says the bill is an unfunded mandate that does not protect the health or safety of students.