Brokers Need More Transparency

Project Description

Big data and the growth of services that help us make sense of it are some of the more interesting developments of our connected world, but in some cases they can be also some of the more scary, with companies collecting billions of data points that speak to every aspect of what we do online. Today, a report published by the Federal Trade Commission sheds light on the scary aspects. The study, which covers the activities of nine data brokers forms the muscle behind the FTC’s recommendation to Congress that it require companies to be more transparent about the data they collect, and give consumers more control over that data.

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Client: Techcrunch

Tags: Business, News, Tech

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