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Investigation into data protection compliance in the direct marketing data broking sector

The Information Commissioner has conducted an investigation into data protection compliance in the data broking sector, specifically the provision of offline marketing services by key data brokers.

Whilst there are numerous companies acting as data brokers, investigation initially focused on some of the key players, and this report covers findings. ICO have also investigated the direct marketing services of three other data brokers who do not operate as credit reference agencies (CRAs).