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Big Brother’s Little Helpers: How ChoicePoint and Other Commercial Data Brokers Collect and Package Your Data for Law Enforcement

Abstract Traditionally, law enforcement officers obtained information by speaking with suspects’ neighbors, employers, or friends. They would analyze paper arrest records and crime reports. In order to obtain personal information stored in private databases, they would have to call a variety of different vendors. The shift to a digital environment has brought many changes to [...]