Brittany Kaiser


Brittany Kaiser

Cambridge Analytica Whistle-Blower, Data Rights Advocate,

Brittany Kaiser is a former business development director for Cambridge Analytica. Cambridge Analytica collapsed after details of its misuse of Facebook data were revealed to have potentially impacted voting in the U.K and the U.S.. Kaiser testified about her involvement in the work of Cambridge Analytica before the U.K. Parliament and the Mueller Investigation.

She graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 2005 then went on to study at the University of Edinburgh, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of London’s Birkbeck College, and earned certificates of study at the World Bank Institute and US Institute of Peace. She later obtained her Doctor of Philosophy from Middlesex University.

While she was studying in Scotland, Kaiser took time off to work on Barack Obama's media team during his presidential campaign in 2007. She also worked for Amnesty International as a lobbyist.

Between February 2015 and January 2018, Kaiser worked full time for the SCL Group, the parent company of Cambridge Analytica, as director of business development. During her time at Cambridge Analytica, Kaiser worked under senior management, including CEO Alexander Nix. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Kaiser fled to Thailand. She later testified before the British Parliament about Cambridge Analytica and privacy threats posed by Facebook.

Kaiser is the subject of a Netflix documentary titled The Great Hack, which is about her work with Cambridge Analytica.

In April 2018, Kaiser started a Facebook campaign appealing for transparency, called #OwnYourData, and co-founded the Digital Asset Trade Association: a non-profit which works to lobby the legislature. In August 2019, she started the Own Your Data Foundation.

Kaiser's memoir, Targeted: The Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower's Inside Story of How Big Data, Trump, and Facebook Broke Democracy and How It Can Happen Again, will be published by Harper in October 2019.