Brill To Brokers: Give Consumers Access To Their Data
INFORMATION ACCESS—U.S.January 27, 2012
Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill has called on data brokers to increase transparency by giving consumers access to data collected about them and correcting inaccuracies, reports National Journal. Brill said data brokers need to provide more information to consumers on what is being done with their data by developing a "one-stop shop" for consumers to gain access to that information. "I have long been concerned about data that are used in place of traditional credit reports to make predictions that become a part of the basis for making determinations regarding a consumer's credit, his or her ability to secure housing, gainful employment or various types of insurance," said Brill at a Data Privacy Day event.