An information broker (or data broker) collects information, often about individual people. The data is then sold to companies that use it to target advertising and marketing towards specific groups, to verify a person's identity including for purposes of fraud detection, and to sell to individuals and organizations so they can research particular individuals. Critics, including consumer protection organizations, say the industry is secretive and unaccountable, and should be better regulated. There are also brokers for technology vulnerabilities, which offer a bug bounty to hackers, in turn selling that information on the grey or black market to those who would exploit it, such as foreign government intelligence agencies.

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  • Informationsvermittler (auch Informationsbroker) sind privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, die gegen ein Honorar die Recherche von Informationen übernehmen (Information-Retrieval). Sie sind als Konsequenz aus der Verfügbarkeit von Online-Datenbanken (siehe Fachdatenbank) entstanden. (de)
  • An information broker (or data broker) collects information, often about individual people. The data is then sold to companies that use it to target advertising and marketing towards specific groups, to verify a person's identity including for purposes of fraud detection, and to sell to individuals and organizations so they can research particular individuals. Critics, including consumer protection organizations, say the industry is secretive and unaccountable, and should be better regulated. There are also brokers for technology vulnerabilities, which offer a bug bounty to hackers, in turn selling that information on the grey or black market to those who would exploit it, such as foreign government intelligence agencies. (en)
  • L'information brokering è un servizio di intermediazione che comprende il recupero, l'interpretazione e l'organizzazione di informazioni e di documenti rivolto ad aziende o a privati. I settori in cui questa attività è maggiormente richiesta sono la ricerca di mercato e la ricerca sui brevetti. L'information broker è l'intermediario tra le fonti di informazione, che oggi risiedono principalmente sulla rete Internet (in particolare le banche dati online), e i clienti che vi sono interessati. Il suo lavoro si svolge prevalentemente su commissione. (it)
  • Broker informacji (także z ang. information broker, knowledge broker, cyberian, freelance librarian, researcher, data dealer) – profesja związana ze zleconym wyszukiwaniem i udostępnianiem informacji. (pl)
  • Um data broker é uma entidade que se dedica a compilar e a vender informação de consumidores na Internet, vendendo essa informação a outras organizações. (pt)
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  • Informationsvermittler (auch Informationsbroker) sind privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen, die gegen ein Honorar die Recherche von Informationen übernehmen (Information-Retrieval). Sie sind als Konsequenz aus der Verfügbarkeit von Online-Datenbanken (siehe Fachdatenbank) entstanden. (de)
  • An information broker (or data broker) collects information, often about individual people. The data is then sold to companies that use it to target advertising and marketing towards specific groups, to verify a person's identity including for purposes of fraud detection, and to sell to individuals and organizations so they can research particular individuals. Critics, including consumer protection organizations, say the industry is secretive and unaccountable, and should be better regulated. There are also brokers for technology vulnerabilities, which offer a bug bounty to hackers, in turn selling that information on the grey or black market to those who would exploit it, such as foreign government intelligence agencies. (en)
  • L'information brokering è un servizio di intermediazione che comprende il recupero, l'interpretazione e l'organizzazione di informazioni e di documenti rivolto ad aziende o a privati. I settori in cui questa attività è maggiormente richiesta sono la ricerca di mercato e la ricerca sui brevetti. L'information broker è l'intermediario tra le fonti di informazione, che oggi risiedono principalmente sulla rete Internet (in particolare le banche dati online), e i clienti che vi sono interessati. Il suo lavoro si svolge prevalentemente su commissione. (it)
  • Broker informacji (także z ang. information broker, knowledge broker, cyberian, freelance librarian, researcher, data dealer) – profesja związana ze zleconym wyszukiwaniem i udostępnianiem informacji. (pl)
  • Um data broker é uma entidade que se dedica a compilar e a vender informação de consumidores na Internet, vendendo essa informação a outras organizações. (pt)
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  • Informationsvermittler (de)
  • Information broker (en)
  • Information brokering (it)
  • Broker informacji (pl)
  • Data broker (pt)
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