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Who Oversees Data Brokers Selling Your Personal Info? No One


Data brokers

Data brokers know a lot about you, from where you live to how you like to spend your time. But they're largely unregulated as an industry.

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You probably already know that you have precious little privacy, and that shadowy data brokers have built the buying and selling of people’s personal information into a multibillion-dollar industry.

From Los Angeles Times
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