Data Types

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Types of Data Sources

We leverage our Consortium partner relationships to give you access to the highest quality data sources in the world and increase your verification match rates.

Our unique waterfall approach leverages each source in our range of authoritative, in-country data until an identity match is achieved. 

Our Stats: 

70+ Data Partners

200+ Data Sources

8 Source Types

Our Source Types

                                                                                                                                                                                                    GOVERNMENT (GVT)
A government, public, or public/private partnership providing data sources covering individuals or citizens in a country or countries.  Examples of government could be electoral rolls, census data, citizenship databases, and real estate or tax data sets. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CREDIT (CRD)
Data sources containing Credit Bureau, Credit Registry, Credit Monitoring Services and/or other credit related data sources which can be used in a country to identify an individual. Examples of credit could be Credit Header Records from Bureau data, Credit Monitoring databases, debt management, and potentially bankruptcy or financial statements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                UTILITY (UTL)
Data sourced from utility billing, customer profile, provisioning and management records for electric, gas, water, sewer, internet, cable, and public/private utility companies in a country or region. Examples of utility could be electric bill statements data, customer records on delivery of electrical or gas services, and utility databases used for customer communication.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                TELCO (TEL) 
Data sources from telephone/telco companies and their affiliates which include mobile, landline and telephone registry data. Examples of telco could be whitepages telco registries, HLR/VLR databases, telco customer databases and customer billing and invoicing records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Postal (PST)
Data sources from government and quasi-governmental postal authorities. These data sets may also include delivery data from private couriers, package delivery, and geospatial providers. Examples of postal could range from Change of Address (COA) databases, receipt and delivery verification databases, and postal address registries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      COMMERCIAL (CMM)
Commercial data is sourced from commerce-based transaction data, registers of professionals, consumer and marketing data sources. Examples of commercial include professional membership directory data, publishing and media (including television) subscriber data, direct mail, e-commerce consumer and loyalty card program databases.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        CONSUMER (CNS)
Consumer data is a sub-set of Commercial data that comes from marketing sources with opt-in/consent. Examples of consumer could be digital consumer data sources, direct mail, e-commerce, and loyalty card programs, and lead generation.


Data sources which are typically either unique to a region or country, private in the nature of the data acquisition, and cannot be classified into any other specific data source type.

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