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    Hill: FTC’s Brill pushes Congress on privacy laws

    The Hill reports that the Federal Trade Commission’s Julie Brill, a commissioner, is urging federal lawmakers to pass privacy legislation:

    Speaking at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School on Thursday, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill called on Congress to pass three privacy laws, including one that would require transparency for “data brokers,” or the companies that track consumers for marketing purposes.

    Consumers should be able to view and correct data broker profiles about themselves and opt-out of marketing based on those profiles, Brill said, according to prepared remarks. […]

    Specifically, Brill pointed to a data broker transparency bill recently introduced by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

    Brill also called on Congress to pass a baseline privacy bill to “close the gaps in consumer privacy protections and help level the playing field among businesses.”

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