A topic that is becoming more and more prominent in all industries and especially within healthcare is big data. With the move from a paper-based transactional society to an ever-increasing digital one, a byproduct of all of these bits and bytes is an accumulation of massive amounts of data. What does all this data contain? And more importantly, who owns it? This article talks about how the Federal government through the FTC is cracking down on some of these brokers.