In an op-ed for The New York Times, Intel Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer David Hoffman, CIPP/US, explains why now is the time for U.S. Congress to create federal standards to regulate data brokers. Hoffman writes since sensitive data is shared so easily, Congress needs to enact legislation to give the U.S. Federal Trade Commission power to rein them in. “By giving the [FTC] clear guidelines for enforcement and the resources to pursue it, Congress can hold data brokers accountable and push them to use data fairly, transparently and honestly,” Hoffman writes. “Regulations should provide robust rights for individuals to access, correct and obscure data that relates to them, while also supporting responsible use of data to empower a thriving, cutting-edge tech economy.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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