Storage, management and distribution of consumer information

  • US 7,257,581 B1
  • Filed: 08/06/2001
  • Issued: 08/14/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/04/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for storing, managing and distributing consumer information via a distributed electronic network, the method comprising the steps of:

  • storing an information account in a central data repository accessible via the distributed electronic network, the information account comprising a plurality of consumer information elements associated with a consumer and being subject to the consumer'"'"'s control and management;

    receiving with a database management system, a request over the distributed electronic network from a network device for one or more selected consumer information elements, the request including consumer authentication information and being made by the network device responsive to an input command supplied by the consumer;

    in response to the request, authenticating the consumer based on the authentication information, retrieving the selected consumer information elements from the information account by filtering data from the information account with the database management system, and transmitting the selected consumer information elements, over the distributed electronic network, to the network device; and

    autopopulating the selected consumer information elements into at least one input field of a web page file.

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