Tracking us all: A look at the data brokerage industry

Ploughshares Analysis and Commentary, Emerging Technologies, Ploughshares Monitor

It is disturbingly easy to buy and sell an individual’s private data. Each time we visit a website, open an app, or use the GPS on our phones, we are subjected to ‘cookies’ that, usually under the guise of improving user service, collect user data and track Internet activity. But cookie ‘crumbs’ can reveal an individual’s demographic data, locations, and habits.

Current Annual Report

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR Cesar Jaramillo Even as the global public health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continued to upend our lives in 2020, Project Ploughshares endeavoured to adapt …