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FTC Releases Report on Data Brokers

Today the FTC released the much-awaited report Data Broker report.  This report sheds light on nine data brokers, which collect consumer information for marketing and risk assessment purposes, and calls on Congress to pass legislation to make the industry more transparent. The commission also urged the creation of a new centralized Web portal where consumers could learn about how their data was being used and opt out of the collection.   The DMA and DAA suggest there is no reason for change since no harm is occurring, yet privacy advocates including ACLU are calling for action and strong enforcement powers.  Share your thoughts   Read More from the FTC >