FTC wants info from data brokers; Coppa revisions to be announced

12/18/2012 | Hill, The · Adweek · Hill, The

The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce its revisions of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act later today. The FTC also followed a Congressional Bipartisan Privacy Caucus briefing with letters demanding that nine companies reveal information on their data-brokering practices, with an eye to regulating personal-information collection. The brokers' lack of transparency means that even when they "offer consumers the ability to access their data, or provide other tools, many consumers do not know how to exercise this right," according to the FTC.

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