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Data Brokers, Gun Owners, and Consumer Privacy 95

Posted by timothy
from the ftc-just-wants-a-peek dept.
New submitter FreaKBeaNie writes "Earlier this month, the FTC issued 9 orders to data brokerage companies to learn more about their privacy practices. Data brokers are skilled at connecting quasi-private data with publicly available data, like voter rolls, housing sales, and now gun ownership records. Unlike merchants or business partners, these data brokers may or may not have had any interaction with the 'subjects' of their data collection."
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Data Brokers, Gun Owners, and Consumer Privacy

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  • by Attila Dimedici (1036002) on Saturday December 29, 2012 @05:12PM (#42421975)
    Because it is not your data (well at least not all of it). That does not mean that there should not be some privacy protection, but let us keep straight what we are talking about. For the most part the data being talked about here is data that was collected by a private company. Some of it is data that was collected by the government. When you buy something from company A, the data of what you bought is company A's data. So is any other data that you gave them as part of making that transaction.

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