CFPB goes after Big Tech data-harvesting practices with new orders

The requests cover information related to how companies harvest and monetize data, including whether they share information with data brokers and whether they use consumer data for behavioral targeting. The watchdog also seeks information on ways that companies try to undercut competitors by restricting users’ choices. The requests were sent to Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal and Square, and the CFPB said it will also study the Chinese payments companies Alipay and WeChat Pay.


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