There is a wide spectrum of sources spanning each of the countries and continents we work in, all of which are public. Whilst it’s true that this means that our clients could just locate that information themselves there are two issues which prevent that. The first is the sheer time and effort involved in locating the data and it’s QA and verification. Secondly, whilst some of the sources are well known others might be hidden in plain view and lead generation companies keep that kind of information close to their chest.
Along with the manual effort we have optimised our identification, verification and validation processes using robotic process automation, proprietary AI techniques which for instance use proprietary algorithms and machine learning scan for information sources across the entire internet, much like advanced search engines do, and other advanced software and technologies. We also employ third party suppliers who are specialised in the acquisition of specific data types and locations and which are GDPR compliant and employ their own proprietary processes.