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FTC Report: Promoting Transparency among Data Brokers

The current wave of digitalization begets the trend of datafication – monitoring, quantifying, and recording an enormous variety of human activity and interaction. Now more than ever, businesses seek to possess and implement big data for everything from identity verification to successful marketing; data brokers, or companies that collect information on consumers and resell that information to others, are happy to provide.

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Bob Gourley, former CTO of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), is Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC, a technology research and advisory firm providing fact based technology reviews in support of venture capital, private equity and emerging technology firms. He has extensive industry experience in intelligence and security and was awarded an intelligence community meritorious achievement award by AFCEA in 2008, and has also been recognized as an Infoworld Top 25 CTO and as one of the most fascinating communicators in Government IT by GovFresh.