There has been attention given to companies with which we engage on a daily basis - and for good reason. But what about the hidden ecosystem of companies that work in the background, away from public scrutiny? It’s incredibly difficult - even for experts - to understand what is happening to our data. Nowhere is such data exploitation more persistent and systemic than in the complex data ecosystem. The drive to create targeted ads has created an entire ecosystem made up of thousands of companies in the business of tracking and profiling people in virtually all aspects. Uncovering the ecosystem is hard and holding the system to account even harder. The panel will shed light on the ecosystem, raise questions around the impact of GDPR on the ecosystem, and discuss lessons learned from academics, civil society, regulators, journalists, and industry.
• Why is the data ecosystem so complex and often hidden?
• Has GDPR changed anything?
• What regulatory enforcement action are we going to see in 2019?
• How can individuals, civil society, journalists and artists shed light into the hidden data ecosystem?