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information broker

(1) A company that collects and sells personal information about individuals. Credit bureaus are prime examples, although other organizations specialize in this service. Also called a "data broker."

(2) An individual who searches for information for clients. Information brokers use various resources including the Internet, online services that specialize in databases, public libraries and books. They also make plain old-fashioned telephone calls. The word "broker" is a misnomer. Information retrieval consultant would be more accurate. Sue Rugge and Alfred Glossbrenner wrote an excellent book on the subject, "The Information Broker's Handbook." See Web search engines and online service.
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The statute must include a provision providing monetary sanctions that attach to any data broker who violates any provision of the statute.
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Drawing a comparison to the recent hack at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), TrackOFF noted that by contrast, in the event that a data broker is hacked, "the vast majority of those affected by such a breach would have absolutely no knowledge of how their information came into the possession of these companies, nor could they have reasonably avoided such data collection practices in the first place.