Only one of the three items under consideration by a joint meeting of the Council’s Finance and Economic and Technology Development committees has been made public ahead of the Tuesday afternoon meeting. The other two items will be directly introduced in committee by sponsor Finance Chair Ed Burke (14). Neither committee was able to provide language or background information on the direct introductions. All three items appear to be related to privacy concerns and mobile technology.
One ordinance, introduced by Ald. Burke (14) and Ald. Leslie Hairston (5) would create a new section of the municipal code entitled the Mobile Phone Privacy Act. It would require all mobile phone retailers in Chicago to notify customers that smartphones come equipped with geolocation technology that could be sold to third-parties.