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Resource ID: #26794
Subject: Privacy
Source: 60 Minutes
Date: Aired: March 9, 2014



The report chronicles the so-called data broker industry, made up of private companies that digitally collect and sell personal information about Americans, largely in secret. We found that while most Americans became concerned about government snooping and the collection of raw data after the Edward Snowden leaks, few had heard about the data broker industry which mines and commodifies sensitive personal information.

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