If it’s not broker(ed) why fix it?

A new data broker bill has been submitted to the Washington State House of Representatives, following in the footsteps of Vermont and California.

Per the bill, a broker will be required to register in a central registry and indicate:
  • Name and address
  • If it permits an opt out

Sen. Ed Markey , D-Mass., has introduced a bill (S. 2577) imposing considerable obligations on data brokers regarding their handling of personal information.

Key provisions:

  • Don’t collect personal information under false pretenses.
  • Have policies and procedures to ensure the accuracy of the information.
  • Provide an individual a means to review any personal information that you

Un-broker my heart, a late amendment to the CCPA has added data broker registration to the mix.

All data brokers as defined in amendment AB-1202 are required to:

  • register with the Attorney General on or before January 31 following each year in which a business meets the definition of data broker. This means disclosing their

The European Parliament weighs in on data brokers and data processing in the context of elections in a published answer to a parliamentary question.

“Data brokers may act as controllers or processors depending on the degree of control they have over the processing. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”.

When data brokers process data