The Financial Times reports on increased scrutiny of the data broker industry by European data protection authorities. Mathias Moulin, of France's DPA, the CNIL, said, "They are all processing personal data, there is absolutely no doubt about that. ... They all try to say that it's anonymous to lower the pressure from the public, but that's not true. They know that and we know that." U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said, "[We are] concerned about whether or not their practices are compliant with the laws. ... We are looking at how they conduct their business and their general compliance with [the EU General Data Protection Regulation] ... certainly there is a dynamic tension between the way the businesses are conducted and the principles in the GDPR." In response, the report states, many data brokers are making organizational changes, including limiting the number of companies from which they receive data. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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