Data Brokers in the FTC’s Sights

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  1. Frank says:

    Thanks for the shout-out!

    This is a very important investigation, and I do hope we find out more about what the data brokers are doing.

    I used to think that there should be strong intervention to stop them from creating reputations about data subjects based on health status. But I have a sense that the First Amendment will be used to stop such regulation. So the only remaining solution is probably to stop employers, insurers, and other important decisionmakers from using such reputational information in their decisionmaking about hiring, firing, raises, rates, etc. At some point there must be a line between speech (the collection and analysis of data) and conduct (use of data to influence a result).