Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) on Monday compared the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the Nazi secret police while discussing the agency’s data collection practices.
“So this is far more than the NSA, far more than their meta-data, which only collects phone numbers but not names — far more because they have no reauthorization, far more because there is no appropriation restrictions placed on it,” he said during a House Rules Committee hearing, as recorded by Buzzfeed. “This is more than just NSA-style, this is more Gestapo-style collection of data on individual citizens who have no clue that this is happening.”
Webster was discussing the agency’s credit report data on mortgage borrowers, which includes consumers’ credit report data, according to Slate.
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