As a consumer, it can be really difficult to figure out who is tracking your data online. Many companies hide behind algorithms claiming they are the "secret sauce" to their business model, which sometimes frustrates regulators and laymen alike. That's why award-winning journalist Julia Angwin and investigative journalist Surya Mattu, both of the nonprofit news organization The Markup, recently developed and released Blacklight, a website that allows users to scan any site for potential privacy violations, including what is being tracked and who is sharing your personal data. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Angwin and Mattu talk with host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, about the tool and why the team is passionate about user empowerment.
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