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FTC’s Brill Pushes for Data Privacy Laws

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

February 21, 2014

Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill has called on Congress to pass three privacy laws, including transparency requirements for data brokers, The Hill reports. Consumers should have the right to view and correct information compiled about them, she said. “I believe we should be concerned about the damage that is done to our sense of privacy and autonomy in a society in which information about some of the most sensitive aspects of our lives is available for analysts to examine without our knowledge or consent and for anyone to buy if they are willing to pay the going price,” Brill said, adding, “I think it is increasingly clear that the United States needs data security legislation.”
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