Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Congress to Examine Data Sellers

Singer, Natasha. "Congress to Examine Data Sellers." The New York Times, July 24, 2012. 

From the article: "In a move that could lay bare the inner workings of the consumer data industry, eight members of Congress have opened a sweeping investigation into data brokers — companies that collect, collate, analyze and sell billions of details annually about consumers’ offline, online and mobile activities for marketing and other purposes…. The Congressional inquiry heightens the scrutiny of a largely unregulated industry whose companies sell their services to third parties, rarely interacting directly with consumers."