Uncovering the personal data marketplace with WebXray
2019-10-25, 13:00–13:45, Saal 2

We all know that companies track us when we visit websites and use services online.

Who collects that information, and how valuable and personal is it, and how much is it worth? WebXray, a privacy forensics consultancy, will demonstrate.


In this talk WebXray, a consultancy specializing in the auditing of online web tracking, will illustrate the scale of the problem in enterprise and explain its origins.

As privacy engineers, WebXray demonstrate open-source tools which audit illicit practices.

There is an alternative the dominant business model of targeted advertising. We will advocate how we can create a pathway towards responsible, privacy-friendly online platforms.

In simple, visual terms, we will also demonstrate the marketplace of personal data in the advertising ecosystem: who collects it, how we map data brokers, what they collect, and why it is valuable.