June 13th, 2013 | 1 MIN READ

How Data Brokers Track Consumers [Infographic]

Written by Linda Bustos

Linda is an ecommerce industry analyst and consultant specializing in conversion optimization and digital transformation.

PRISM! Now that I have your attention using the buzzword of the week, today's infographic looks at data brokers - the folks that track your spending behavior and sell it to marketers. Mmmhmm, that's right. It's a $300 Billion industry in the US alone.

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