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Data Brokers

September 13, 2023
White House holds roundtable session on “Protecting Americans from Harmful Data Broker Practices”; CFPB Director Rohit Chopra announces potential rule changes for consumer data reporting  With the prospect of Federal consumer privacy legi…
February 3, 2023
In this GuideWhat are Data Brokers?People search sitesMarketing data brokersRisk mitigation data brokersThe Problem with Data BrokersThe Impact of the Data Brokerage Industry On Business CybersecurityExecutive threatsCybersecurity risksWho Uses D…
June 24, 2021
By Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of DeleteMe. Corporate data breaches have become so commonplace that they barely register as newsworthy events anymore. The number of records compromised by hacks increased by 141% in 2020, and massive social…
February 24, 2021
Unhappy about the personal data that shows up when you Google your name? Here’s a guide to understanding where this information comes from and how you can improve your online privacy. Data brokers are companies that make money collecting and t…
August 30, 2019
The data broker industry is somewhat of an anomaly in that they want you to know as little about the industry as possible. Despite being the arbiters of a personal information marketplace worth billions, they want as little publicity as possible,…
August 14, 2019
If you’ve never heard of data brokers, they are the wheelers and dealers of information—personal information—about you and, most likely, everyone you know. If that isn’t terrifying enough, these miscreants are bound by few regulations and it can …
August 7, 2019
Data brokers collect and store personal information on nearly every U.S. consumer. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that a single data broker company has information on 1.4 billion consumer transactions, totaling over 700 billion data…
June 26, 2019
There is an entire industry out there committed to gathering and selling your personal information. They operate with almost no regulation, and many individuals aren’t even aware of their existence or how their information is being used.  …

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