POLITICO Pro: Privacy bill triggers lobbying surge by data brokers

August 23, 2022

“Just because data brokers have spent the last 20 years making millions of dollars off of our personal data because Congress hasn’t passed a privacy law doesn’t mean it should continue to be legal,” Caitriona Fitzgerald, deputy director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, one of D.C.’s best-known privacy advocacy groups. “The bipartisan consensus behind ADPPA is that we need to rein in these abusive data practices, not codify them into law.”

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