The Washington Post reports on the first year of Vermont's data broker law, and the difficulties of effectively regulating it. Chief among the difficulties regulators are facing is the lack of transparency provided by registered brokers, which are coming up short with answers on what they do with data and what it takes to have data removed from databases. Some companies have also opted to skip registration altogether, leaving details of their data-sharing processes unknown. Vermont Assistant Attorney General Ryan Kriger said those who continue to avoid compliance with the law may potentially face fines of up to $10,000 a year for failure to join the registry. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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