Kate Kaye reports:
Amid an escalating data-collection scandal within the Obama administration, the investigative arm of Congress is conducting a study of data brokers.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., commissioned the study of information resellers by the Government Accountability Office, the non-partisan research and investigative arm of Congress. The GAO confirmed the study, to be completed in late summer. The GAO is “is looking at what laws and regulations regarding the privacy of consumer information held by information resellers, and what gaps, if any, exist in this legal framework,” according to Chuck Young, the GAO’s managing director-public affairs.
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