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CFPB launches probe of US data broker industry that could expand FCRA enforcement

By Mike Swift
  • 15 Mar 2023 21:52
  • 15 Mar 2023 21:52
In an action that could broaden the enforcement reach of a key US privacy law to data brokers, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launched an expansive probe today into the growing galaxy of companies that collect and market the personal information of Americans.

In launching an inquiry intended to “understand the full

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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