Senator Franken used Thursday's senate hearing to provide examples of the importance of cracking down on "stalker apps," according to the Star Tribune.
During the hearing, according to the Star Tribune, Franken read the homepage promises of the app ePhoneTracker: Worried that your spouse might be cheating?" "Track every text, every call and every move they make using our easy cell phone spy software..."
Other companies, such as EasyCell Spy Phone Software promise similar, according to Secrets of the City.
Franken's bill would require consent before providing collected data to a third party, as well as make it a crime to use a stalking app, according to CBS Minnesota.
"Tens of thousands of women are stalked annually through the use of GPS technology," Franken told the committee, according to CBS Minnesota.