Intro to Data Brokers and Opting Out
Learn the who, what, why and how of data brokers and opting out.
What are Data Brokers?
Data brokers are companies that buy and sell information about you from both the physical and digital worlds – from public records, the purchases you make in stores, social media activity, the in-person locations you visit, or on your mobile phone or computer, your contact information, and even the shows you watch on your TV.
Who are the Big Data Brokers?
Some data brokers are trusted household names you’d never expect like Albertsons, AT&T, Foursquare, Forbes, Mastercard, Oracle, The Weather Company (IBM), Tivo, TripAdvisor and Visa, and others are companies you’ve probably never heard of like Acxiom, Cardlytics, Epsilon, Factual, Intelius, IRI, LiveRamp, Radaris and Neustar. All the big credit monitoring companies like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are also data brokers. See the lists of data brokers we cover here.
Why Opt Out of Data Brokers?
How to Opt Out of Data Brokers?
How Can Optery Help You Opt Out?
Optery offers free accounts that give you visibility into where you’re exposed along with shortcuts to submit your own removals at 220+ data brokers. If you don’t have the time do it yourself, you can upgrade to a paid plan and we’ll submit your removals for you.