to Study Data Broker Industry’s Collection and Use of Consumer Data The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers. The agency will use the information to study privacy practices in the data broker industry. Data brokers are companies that collect personal information about consumers from a variety of public and non-public sources and resell the information to other companies. In many ways, these data flows benefit consumers and the economy; for example, having this information about consumers enables companies to prevent fraud. Data brokers also provide data to enable their customers to better market their products and services. The nine data brokers receiving orders from the FTC are: 1) Acxiom, 2) Corelogic, 3) Datalogix, 4) eBureau, 5) ID Analytics, 6) Intelius, 7) Peekyou, 8) Rapleaf, and 9) Recorded Future. The Commission vote to approve issuing the orders was 5-0. (FTC File No.
Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You June 13, 2014: This story has been updated. It was originally published on March 7, 2013. We've spent a lot of time this past year trying to understand how the National Security Agency gathers and stores information about ordinary people. But there's also a thriving public marketfor data on individual Americans—especially data about the things we buy and might want to buy. Consumer data companies are scooping up huge amountsof consumer information about people around the world and selling it, providing marketers details about whether you're pregnant or divorced or trying to lose weight, about how rich you are and what kinds of cars you drive. The Federal Trade Commission is pushing the companies to give consumers more information and control over what happens to their data. It's very hard to tell who is collecting or sharing your data—or what kinds of information companies are collecting. Here's a look at what we know—and what we don't—about the consumer data industry. Actually, they do.
Data Brokers Distributions and Commercial Support The following companies provide products that include Apache Hadoop, a derivative work thereof, commercial support, and/or tools and utilities related to Hadoop. Please see Defining Hadoop to see the Apache Hadoop's project's copyright, naming, trademark and compatibility policies. This listing is provided as a reference only. The sole products that can be called a release of Apache Hadoop come from apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation strongly encourages users of Hadoop -in any form- to get involved in the Apache-hosted mailing lists. The Hadoop developers would like you to be aware that filing JIRA issues is not a way to get support to get your Hadoop installation up and running. Entries are listed alphabetically by company name.