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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"ProPublica: Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You"

The piece is excerpted at

Data companies are scooping up enormous amounts of information about almost every American. They sell information about whether you're pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you have.

Regulators and some in Congress have been taking a closer look at these so-called data brokers — and are beginning to push the companies to give consumers more information and control over what happens to their data.

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