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broker

Drug slang
A regional term for a go-between in a drug deal.
 
Health insurance
A person licensed by the state who places business with several insurers; the broker, while paid a commission by the insurer, represents the buyer rather than the insurer.
 
Vox populi
Any person who acts as a go-between between an offerer or buyer and seller of goods or services.
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Technical information broker is what DTIC has sought to be: a central activity and a knowledge champion.
Legislative approaches include strengthening penalties for identity theft or for the misuse of SSNs (11); increasing regulation of information brokers, such as by requiring them to notify individuals whose PII has been breached, or to obtain a consumer's consent before selling PII; limiting the use of SSNs or allowing individuals to choose an identifier other than their SSN for Medicare purposes, for example; or making phishing a crime.
(11) While all policymakers faced with a decision in a particular policy area will ultimately have to vote, information brokers will get more bang for their buck by approaching those policymakers closest to the decision point--that is, those legislators sitting on committees that are most relevant to the policy under consideration.
FreeFone, a Seattle-based telecommunications and marketing firm, is an information broker which pays money to subscribers to listen to commercial messages when they make their telephone calls[7].
As for expertise, there's increasing talk of recruiting computer techies and enthusiasts to become computer information brokers - internet "supernavigators" - to help users in their cities and neighborhoods.
The reason the "information broker" provision rankled Pratt and the CDIA stems from the threat it posed to legitimate tools to fight fraud.
Widely reported episodes of data breaches, such as those by Bank of America and Lexis-Nexis, serve as lessons to information brokers that the highest level of security is required to ensure that personally identifiable information is not compromised.
Sega calls DTIC the "DoD technical information broker" that will play a vital role in DDR & E's mission.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-16 July 2004-Sterling Commerce to provide Sterling Information Broker to The Kroger Co(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
For instance, the information broker uses standard terms in the ontology to describe products in a particular domain and identifies correspondences between the standard term(s) and terms used by different companies to describe the same product.
To purchase a copy of the documents listed, you must go through one of ASIC's information brokers. Note that this is a rather specialized use of the phrase "information broker." These companies are appointed by ASIC to provide document delivery services and include (from the list at the Web site) Australian Business Research (abrdata@abr.com.au), Citec Confirm (confirm@citec.com.au), Credit References Ltd.
Reinhardt: Because information is going to be so central, J could certainly see a role for an information broker in the middle who may not necessarily even be a docior, to whom one could go for information, who would help you get information off the Web, for example, so that before you even go to a doctor you already are fairly well informed.

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