In a report roughly 18 months in the making, the FTC has released “Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability,” which both defines the data broker industry and includes strenuous recommendations for legislative action. Through 130 pages of report, appendices and exhibits, the FTC commissioners have unanimously raised a series of concerns over data brokerage while offering a series of pointed fixes, including a call for mandatory notification by all companies when collected data could potentially be sold to a broker. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor examines the report and gets initial comment from FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and FTC Commissioner Julie Brill. “We want to lift the veil of secrecy that shrouds the data broker industry’s practices,” Ramirez said. Editor’s note: Speakers will expand on the data broker industry and the meaning of the FTC Data Broker report at the IAPP Privacy Academy, in San Jose, CA, Sept. 17-19.
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