US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

Information is money. And data brokers, companies that mine consumers' personal information and sell to the highest bidder, know this more than anyone. Their practices in collecting said data, however, have recently come under fire. The Federal Trade Commission has repeatedly expressed concern over data brokers' lack of transparency and accountability, even when it comes to mining consumer health information.    read more

US seeks light on shadowy online data collection

US regulators called Tuesday for more transparency from data brokers, citing potential for abuse in a rapidly growing industry that buys and sells information on people's Internet and offline ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Phys.org

The FTC Wants to Save You From Data Brokers That Sell Your Secrets

Data brokers the world over collect and sell information about your online behavior . Now, though, the FTC has plans to try and save you from their data-grabbing ways. Read more...

Wed 28 May 14 from Gizmodo

The FTC wants to help you control how you're tracked online

Brokers are collecting and selling information about where you go and what you do online, and you might not even realize it's happening. According to an FTC report Tuesday, data brokers are ...

Wed 28 May 14 from Engadget

FTC wants more transparency for data brokers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies are collecting billions of pieces of information about consumers to create individual profiles to more effectively target individuals for coupons or product ...

Tue 27 May 14 from AP

FTC wants more transparency for data brokers, Tue 27 May 14 from AP

FTC has its eye on regulating shadowy business of "data brokers"

Big business: segmenting consumers with income, health, and other sensitive data.

Tue 27 May 14 from Arstechnica

U.S. regulator urges law to force disclosures by data brokers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies known as data brokers collect and sell information about "nearly all" U.S. consumers, drawing potentially harmful conclusions about them largely without their ...

Tue 27 May 14 from Reuters Technology

FTC calls out health data brokers

Information is money. And data brokers, companies that mine consumers' personal information and sell to the highest bidder, know this more than anyone. Their practices in collecting said ...

Wed 28 May 14 from Healthcare IT News

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