data brokers

Experian Caught Selling Data to Identity Theft Service

The credit bureau Experian appears to have sold an unknown amount of highly sensitive personal information to a Vietnamese national who maintained an online identity theft service, according to a long-running investigative report published by KrebsonSecurity reporter Brian Krebs.

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.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.

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