My interest in the legal harvesting and wholesale market in personal information recently went from "keeping a concerned eye on" to "this is getting out of control".
One of my hypotheses is whether information about a person travelling away from home by booking flights could be purchased by organised criminals via a front company. They require both travel dates and a home address.
My guess is that yes, the ecosystem lacks strong checks on who is buying the information and there are plenty of intermediaries which makes it easy for a front company to participate.
This article leads me to think that detailed enough personal data is being exchanged between companies that completes this risk puzzle.
Am I paranoid?