Opinion: Intel’s David Hoffman Writes in The New York Times about Data Brokers

hoffman mugshotThe New York Times on Monday published an opinion column by David Hoffman, associate general counsel and global privacy officer at Intel. In “Intel Executive: Rein In Data Brokers,” Hoffman wrote that it is the responsibility of Congress to protect American citizens from brokers that sell personal data in a market valued at $2 billion.

He writes:

“Did you know that your personal information is available online to anyone with $10? This isn’t some illegal, dark-web transaction. It’s a service provided by the online data-broker industry, which mines addresses, phone numbers and other personal information, and legally sells that information to anyone who pays.”

» Read full column on the New York Times website

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