Federal Trade Commissioner Tilts at Big Data Windmill


A U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner is urging consumers to take more control over their data. The call to action comes as revelations that the NSA is spying on Americans to an unprecedented degree continue to shake the country. Unease has been mounting over the amount of data companies are handing over to the agency. Commissioner Julie Brill has proposed a new program, dubbed “Reclaim Your Name,” that would require data brokers to develop a one-stop online shop to let consumers control their data.

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Federal Trade Commissioner Tilts at Big Data Windmill

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