Senators introduce bill to rein in databrokers

From Consumer Watchdog:

Four Senate Democrats have re-introduced a bill that would enable consumers to wield control over how information about them is used by data brokers.

The Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act (S. 668) empowers consumers to stop the use and sale of their personal information by data brokers. The measure also allows consumers to correct information held by data brokers, which the bill defines as companies that collect personal information in order to sell it to third parties.

The bill was introduced by Senators Senators Edward J. Markey, Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.).

Read the Consumer Watchdog story here. Read Senator Markey's press release here.

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