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Tag: Data Broker Industry

Facebook Knows A Lot About Your Offline Habits, Buying Third-Party Data To Serve Better Targeted Ads

Facebook has been steadily purchasing user data from third-party data brokers, including information such as household income estimates, shopping habits, and more to serve better targeted ads. Opting out is not impossible, but it's rather cumbersome.

Internet December 31, 2016

U.S. Lawmakers Introduce New Privacy Bill

Four U.S. senators have resurrected the Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act, which is a proposed privacy bill that would allow consumers to see personal information.

Legal March 6, 2015

FTC: Data collecting, brokering must be more transparent to consumers

Companies that collect personal data know a lot about us; The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know more about the companies that are collecting their personal data.

Business Tech May 28, 2014

Experian security lapse have just exposed over 200 mn consumer IDs

The perpetrator of fraudulent activities that acquired sensitive information via an Experian-owned company has pleaded guilty in court. It is not yet clear if the credit bureau will be liable for its oversight.

Business March 13, 2014

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