US Congress probes corporate data collection

Congress is investigating how corporations collect consumer data and what they use it for.

    Collection of data on consumers by private companies has come under scrutiny by the US Congress. 

    There has been widespread focus on US government spying programmes and the collection of data on Americans.

    However, information collection by private companies is another controversial issue and one which Congress has been investigating.
     
    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington DC. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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