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Big Data and Privacy: Some Recent Developments

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For those of you tracking the relationship between big data and privacy, some recent developments will be of interest.

Last June, Commissioner Julie Brill from the Federal Trade Commission gave a speech about Reclaim Your Name, focusing on data brokers.

Since then, as reported in The New York Times, data broker Axciom has launched a web portal, Aboutthe Data.com, which would enable consumers to access data held by Axciom and even correct it.

However, Axciom is still ironing out the wrinkles in its portal, as it seems that some users have not been able to log in.

In the meantime, Commissioner Brill will give a lecture on the issue at NYU Poly/Sloan Institute in Brooklyn on October 23. Attendance to this event will be free, and the details can be found here.

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Author: marieandreeweiss

Marie-Andrée was educated in France and in the United States, and holds law degrees from both countries. She is fully bilingual English-French, and writes articles regularly in these two languages on various privacy-related topics. Marie-Andrée is a member of the Bar of the State of New York. As an attorney in solo practice, she focuses on intellectual property, First Amendment, privacy, and Internet-related issues. Before becoming an attorney, she worked several years in the fashion retail industry, as a buyer then a director of marketing. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section and International Section), and of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Section of Antitrust Law, and Section of Intellectual Property Law)

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