WIRED: Marketing Firm Exactis Leaked a Personal Info Database With 340 Million Records

“EPIC's Marc Rotenberg argues that the timing of the breach, just after the implementation of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation, highlights the persistent lack of regulation around privacy and data collection in the US.

“A GDPR-like law in the US, he notes, might not have prevented Exactis from collecting the data it later leaked, but it might have required the company to at least disclose to individuals what sort of data it collects about them and allow them to limit how that data is stored or used.”

Andy Greenberg, Senior Writer at WIRED

Link to article:

https://www.wired.com/story/exactis-database-leak-340-million-records/