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OUR OPINION: The ‘You should know when your apps are tracking you’ Act

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Remember telemarketing?

A few years ago, the practice was impossible to forget. That’s because you’d be reminded of it every evening, as one company after another called you at home and tried to make a sale.

The companies were free to do so. But because their freedom proved hugely intrusive and a major annoyance to millions, the National Do Not Call Registry was passed in 2003 and upheld by the courts in 2004.

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