GAO Urges Privacy Framework Reform Amid Data Resale Boom

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 6:58 PM EST) -- A government watchdog on Friday released a report calling on Congress to reconsider the patchwork of privacy laws currently governing the private sector collection and sale of personal information to account for advances in technology and the need for more robust consumer protections.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office urged lawmakers to consider strengthening the existing framework of consumer privacy protections to more adequately balance the rights of consumers with the business interests of an information resale market that has increasingly becoming a source of innovation and...
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