8 May 2023

What are Data Brokers – and Why Should We Care?

Sensitive information about you is being held by people you don’t know: it’s the reality of life online, where your data is an asset to be bought and sold. The dealers? Data brokers.

But how are they getting hold of your data? What are they doing with it – and should you be worried? We speak to privacy experts from across the UK about the world of data brokering.


  • Alex Krasodomski-Jones, Fellow, Demos
  • Magnus Boyd, Partner, Schillings
  • James Walker, CEO, Rightly
  • Ben van der Merwe, Data Journalist, Sky
  • Victoria Baines, Professor of IT, Gresham College