The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in its recent report, recommended Congress consider legislation to improve transparency in the data brokers industry, a push made by Sens. John Rockefeller (D-WV) and Ed Markey (D-MA) when introducing their Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act). The Hogan Lovells privacy team writes for Privacy Tracker about the proposal, noting, “Through its rulemaking authority under the DATA Act, the FTC could clarify the scope of the law. However, the current version of the legislation offers little guidance to the commission about how to interpret the ambiguous provisions.”
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