“Ultimately there is hope. As more of us wake up to the vast sea of personal data that is being scraped, we will start to demand custody and control of that data.”

Madhumita Murgia – TEDxExeter 2017

Madhumita Murgia

How data brokers sell your identity

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How much of our personal data is held by companies to be traded for profit? Madhumita Murgia decided to investigate and was shocked by what she found out. The FT’s European technology correspondent argues it’s time for us to wake up and reclaim our identities.

Madhumita is a journalist, editor and speaker with expertise in the fields of science, health and technology.

As the European Technology Correspondent at the Financial Times, she is passionate about how technology and science have disrupted and transformed all aspects of our lives. She was previously head of technology at the Telegraph, where she oversaw the publication’s tech coverage and has written award-winning longform features on data privacy, gene editing and other major tech trends for publications such as Wired, Newsweek and the BBC.

Before journalism, Madhumita worked on an HIV vaccine at Oxford University.

Biography published 2017

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