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A more prudent question would be whether these tech companies should be reined in by federal privacy law. Should they be allowed to collect, trade and analyze private data on all of its users? Where do we draw the line in the sand, in terms of what's acceptable and not.

These are incredibly important questions. A related field would be the credit bureaus, such as Equifax. Global companies who store social security numbers and all other sorts of information. We need a national set of rules for these companies to follow.

Not keeping my hopes up, given our Congress is so dysfunctional these days.

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