Thursday, October 11, 2012

Senator Opens Investigation of Data Brokers

Singer, Natasha. "Senator Opens Investigation of Data Brokers." The New York Times, October 10, 2012.

From the article: "The multibillion-dollar data brokerage industry, a growing force in online marketing, is drawing intensified government scrutiny. 

On Wednesday, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia, opened an extensive investigation of nine leading information brokers. Because Americans now conduct much of their daily business online, the senator said he was concerned that “an unprecedented amount” of personal, medical and financial information about people could be collected, mined and sold, to the potential detriment of consumers." Read more