In April 2018, Adnan (pseudonym) was wrongfully arrested in Newark, New Jersey, on the basis of a warrant of arrest. A brief stay in prison prompted the trial judge to drop the case and annul the annulment of Adnan’s arrest. A few days later, Adnan began receiving anonymous messages from several reputation management companies that promised to help him get rid of his online shooting. A few days later that, received an email from a company that specializes in “removal of arrests.” Confused, Adnan spoke with the local and state police department to confirm that his dismissal decision had been obtained from the courts. It did exist, but the data built on Adnan was already in the hands of data vendors.
Everyone three seconds, a man arrested in the United States, especially on rare occasions such as having a drug or an unhealthy behavior. If that person is detained, he or she can be charged with felony criminal mischief and, in the event of a lawsuit, could be dismissed with impunity. This should be the end of the story.
But for the millions of people who are arrested each year, the details of their arrest or trial remain in the digital domain where their history is collected and sold to data vendors. Criminal records – which may include court dockets, prison and prison records, and sexually explicit criminal records – are very useful for data companies because they are cheap and full of personal information, including names, names, birthdays, home addresses, and photos about prisoners. Marketers combine this with consumer data to create ads that can be used to advertise and predict risks.
The details of the arrest – even if the person has not been charged – can be used to look at the history in the real estate industry, such as online food, or as a risk factor that could confirm a person’s debt or insurance. fit.
Already bound he too is obedient to confiscating businesses, such as history management and trash removal cups or high interest loans, which are targeted at people who have broken the law. The detainee’s home address and photo are available to many potential buyers, including debt collectors, facial recognition software companies, police departments in some places, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Criminal records are also very important in amorphous “hunter-gatherer” companies, where companies buy, deregister, and incorporate all-consumer courts in reports for consumers who want to know the past. This is often followed by a search for a personal name, a Google guide and a clickbait that lets you learn more about your new partner or date.
All of this is possible because the data brokerage is uncontrollable behavior in the US. Data brokers and search websites operates outside federal law such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act and is primarily concerned with fair review laws. For example, because these sites are a compilation of public records — not providing professional “check” checks — they are not always subject to any accuracy or standard of data, and it may not be possible for anyone to receive these reports. they are removed or repaired, even if they are reduced to their online search results.