by Dustin Moores It is often said that the law lags technology. When it comes to the laws that govern data brokers in Canada, this statement could not be more true. Canada’s federal private sector privacy law has not seen a substantial revision since coming into force in 2001, withRead More →

CIPPIC intern Dustin Mores explores the role data companies play in elections around the world through an interview with CIPPIC Director David Fewer.  The conversation considers the revelations around Cambridge Analytic’s exploitation of Facebook’s platform, but also discusses more broadly political use of data broker services. Theme music: “Cool It”Read More →

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 →