Data Brokers Need Reining In, and the FTC Needs the Authority to Do It
By David Hoffman, Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer The data broker industry has long been the bottom feeding portion of the growing data economy. They purport to be innovators but are in fact nothing more than malicious profiteers. Recent high-profile misuses of personal data have shown how dangerous this largely unregulated category of companies has become. The Federal...
US Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearings on the FCC’s Proposed Privacy Rules
By John Kincaide, Privacy and Security Policy Attorney at Intel On May 11, 2016 the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing on “Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules”. The objective of the hearing was to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) proposed privacy...