Equifax, Oracle Accused Of Flouting GDPR Data Use Rules

Law360 (November 9, 2018, 9:33 PM EST) -- A British advocacy group is urging European privacy regulators to investigate Equifax, Oracle, Acxiom and several other data brokers and ad-tech companies for allegedly exploiting millions of people's personal data in violation of the bloc's stringent General Data Protection Regulation. 

In separate complaints lodged Thursday with the national data protection authorities in France, Ireland and the U.K., Privacy International called on the regulators to carefully probe the oftentimes surreptitious data collection and use practices of data brokers Acxiom and Oracle, credit reporting agencies Equifax and Experian and ad-tech companies Criteo, Quantcast and Tapad.

The advocacy group argued that these non-consumer-facing companies are processing...

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