Watchdog warning on data brokers’ risky business

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

Data brokering threatens to harm consumers and competition, the ACCC has warned after taking a closer look at a murky industry that stretches from Big Tech to local government.

The risks include Australians being locked out of services by complex ‘take it or leave it’ privacy policies, de-identified data skirting privacy laws and then consumers being re-identified, and vertically integrated tech giants squeezing markets.

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