The Federal Trade Commission Tuesday demanded nine data brokerage companies turn over details on how they collect and use consumer information as part of an inquiry into the industry's business practices. Read More ..
The companies include Acxiom of Little Rock, Ark.; Corelogic of Irvine, Calif.; Datalogix of Westminster, Colo.; eBureau of St. Cloud, Minn.; ID Analytics of San Diego; Intelius of Bellevue, Wash.; Peekyou of New York; Rapleaf of Chicago; and Recorded Future of Cambridge, Mass.
In an announcement, the agency said the focus is on how these companies harvest and distribute data, typically gleaned from public sources and third-party purchases. It also wants to know what provisions are in place to let someone access and correct information or opt out from having their personal information sold.