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Market for health info could see new light as FTC targets data miners
Modern Healthcare

A Federal Trade Commission order for commercial data miners to disclose information about how they obtain and use consumers’ information likely will expose a dark market in health-related information, a leading privacy advocate says. As laid out in a 15-page disclosure order, the FTC seeks details about “the nature and sources of the consumer information the data brokers collect; how they use, maintain and disseminate the information; and the extent to which the data brokers allow consumers to access and correct their information or to opt out of having their personal information sold,” according to an FTC news release.