FINANCIAL TIMES: Data brokers: regulators try to rein in the ‘privacy deathstars’

"Over the past five years, the data broker industry expanded aggressively in what amounted to a virtual regulatory vacuum. The rise of internet-connected devices has fuelled an enhanced industry of “cross-device tracking” that matches people’s data collected from across their smartphones, tablets, televisions and other connected devices. It can also connect people’s behaviours in the real world with what they are doing online."

Aliya Ram & Madhumita Murgia, Financial Times

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