Rockefeller Wants Light Shined On Data Broker Industry

Law360, Washington (December 18, 2013, 8:15 PM EST) -- The data broker industry operates with little oversight, raising serious consumer rights and privacy concerns, and the practices of the industry must be both brought to the public's attention and reviewed by lawmakers, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said Wednesday.

Rockefeller, speaking in his role as chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, argued that while recent public privacy concerns have been centered around surveillance efforts by the National Security Agency, the NSA and other intelligence agencies are subject to far stricter oversight than...
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