CIPPIC intern Dustin Mores offers a tour of the different kinds of products offered by data brokers.  He goes over each of the three main categories of products: (1) marketing products, (2) risk mitigation products, and (3) “people search” products. Theme music: “Cool It” by Nctrnm, licensed under CC BYRead More →

Welcome to CIPPIC’s Data Broker Project Podcasts.  In this podcast, CIPPIC Director David Fewer describes our project – why we are studying data brokers, how changes to technology over the past decade have changed the industry, and how we look at data flows.  We give a look ahead at whatRead More →

The Data Brokers Project follows up on CIPPIC’s 2006 study of the Canadian Data Brokerage industry. Data brokers, companies “whose primary business involves the trading and analysis of personal information,” are intimately familiar with the personal information of Canadian consumers, but are poorly understood by many consumers themselves. This industryRead More →