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Data Collection and Dissemination Among the Federal Government, States, and Localities

Bridget A. Fahey explores the intergovernmental market in private data collected by the federal government, states, and localities, and how this data moves among these governmental entities. She writes, “Our governments, in short, have realized what corporations have: It is often easier to obtain data about their constituents in compilations ready made than it is to collect it piecemeal from those people themselves.” Read more here.