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
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The use, and potential abuse, of Big Data remains a key concern of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the chief regulator of the survey, opinion and marketing research profession in the U.S.