The Hill reports that the Federal Trade Commission’s Julie Brill, a commissioner, is urging federal lawmakers to pass privacy legislation:
Speaking at Princetonâ€™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 â€œdata brokers,â€ 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 â€œclose the gaps in consumer privacy protections and help level the playing field among businesses.â€