theDataMap™ is an online portal for documenting flows of personal data to produce a detailed description of personal data flows in the United States.

A comprehensive data map will encourage new uses of personal data, help innovators find new data sources, and educate the public and inform policy makers on data sharing practices so society can act responsibly to reap benefits from sharing while addressing risks for harm. To accomplish this goal, the portal engages members of the public in a game-like environment to report and vet reports of personal data sharing.

In 2016, we partnered with the Data Privacy Lab to give the first Top Data Detective Award to Chris Vickery, for his commitment to finding data breaches and keeping companies accountable for securing our information.