Data Brokers and the Impact on Financial Data Privacy, Credit, Insurance, Employment, and Housing, Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, June 11, 2019   [open pdf - 25MB]

This is the June 11, 2019 hearing on "Data Brokers and the Impact on Financial Data Privacy, Credit, Insurance, Employment, and Housing," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. From the opening statement of Mike Crapo: "Private companies are collecting, processing, analyzing, and sharing massive data on individuals for all kinds of purposes. Even more troubling is that the vast majority of Americans do not even know what data is being collected, when it is being collected, how it is being collected, by whom, and for what purpose. In particular, data brokers and technology companies, including large social media platforms and search engines, play a central role in gathering vast amounts of personal information and often without interacting with individuals, specifically in the case of data brokers. [...] I look forward to hearing more about the structure and practices of the data broker industry and technology companies, such as large social media platforms; how the data broker industry has evolved within the development of new technologies, and their interaction with technology companies; what information these entities collect, how it is collected, and whom it is shared with and for what purposes; what gaps exist in Federal privacy law; and what changes to Federal law should be considered to give individuals real control over their data." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alicia Puente Cackley, Pam Dixon, Jordan Abbott, Bob Liodice, Jim Nussle, and Brad Thaler.

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S. Hrg. 116-118; Senate Hearing 116-118
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