The Business: (Information Services Business )


The Information Services industry broadly includes those establishments that create, disseminate, or provide the means to distribute information. Specifically, the scope of this section includes companies that collect, retrieve, and deliver various types of information, including real-time data via online services, electronic transmission, the Internet, or other means. Information Services Business.

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. (wikipedia)