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TLC Workshop: The Data Detective

This guide outlines the issues with data brokers, the information they collect and privacy issues.


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Civil Rights, Big Data, and Our Algorithmic Future, edited by Wade Henderson, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, Sept. 2014,

Data Brokers: A Call for Transparency and Accountability, Federal Trade Commission, May 2014,


Grauer, Yael. "What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You?" Motherboard, 27 Feb. 2018,


Mandese, Joe. "Supplier of the Year: Acxiom - Who's On First, What's On Third?" Media Post, 8 Jan. 2014,


Melendez, Steven. "A landmark Vermont law nudges over 120 data brokers out of the shadows." Fast Company, 2 Mar. 2019,


Rader, Emilee. "How Companies are Using Cellphone Data." MSU Today, 11 Feb. 2019,

Calvin College openURL resolverValentino-DeVries, Jennifer, et al. "Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret." New York Times, 10 Dec. 2018,
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