FTC To Ramp Up Privacy Protections In Big Data Arena

Law360, New York (March 02, 2012, 9:14 PM ET) -- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill on Friday called on data brokers to be more transparent about the use and retention of so-called big data, but stopped short of saying whether data mining sources like Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. would be subject to the same level of scrutiny.

The FTC will be keeping a close eye on these practices to ensure that consumer privacy is not being compromised, Brill said in the keynote speech at Fordham University's Sixth Annual Law & Information Society Symposium. But she also was careful to acknowledge...
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