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Daily Dashboard | FTC Warns of Big Data Discrimination Related reading: UK GDPR reforms move forward in UK Parliament



At Monday’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop on big data, Chairwoman Edith Ramirez acknowledged that while big data can bring enormous benefits to society, it “also has the capacity to reinforce disadvantages faced by low-income and underserved communities.” Computerworld reports that Commissioner Julie Brill also repeated calls for transparency rules for data brokers and advances in self-regulation by brokers. Participants had varying ideas on how to handle the issues surrounding big data, with some advocating for policy-makers to look at data “situationally” and others saying consumers should have control over their data. Meanwhile, consumer groups and others are urging the FTC to use tools other than its “enforcement hammer to address data security” as large-scale breaches continue.
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