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Tue, Nov 08

The Justice Department’s Agreement With a Data Broker That Facilitated Elder Fraud

Data brokers create clusters of personal information to produce models that categorize people or attempt to predict how they behave. This data gathering and processing gives data brokers or their customers the power to manipulate people’s decisions in malicious ways. More specifically, data brokers are able to predict how vulnerable people—such as the elderly—might respond to deceitful requests for money.