In these comments, MRA will: (1) explain survey, opinion and marketing research; (2) recommend an alternative regulatory frameworks; (3) share our concerns about the expansive definitions of data covered by the proposed rules; (4) urge changes to the treatment of aggregated and de-identified data; and (5) propose an exemption for the collection, use and disclosure of data strictly for bona fide research purposes.
New report offers recommendations and warnings for research
Almost three months ago, news broke of a massive data security breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The Real Cost of a Data Breach: More Than Just Incurring Legal Fees and Reputational Harm To Your Marketing Research Business
Your marketing research company has just suffered a major data breach. Welcome to your worst nightmare scenario.
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“Over 40 bills have been introduced in Congress since the first major data breach in 2005 and we haven’t yet reached the finish line,” commented Rep.
How should regulators "approach, analyze, and respond to the ever-increasing appeals from incumbent firms to impose costs on their rivals and potential entrants through law enforcement or regulation," particularly in the face of technological disruption? That was the question posed by Commissioner Joshua Wright of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in a April 2, 2015 speech at Clemson University.