Data Dealer – Legal? Illegal? Whatever – Donate Through KickStarter

Following on from the previous post about the UK government allocating £4 million of funding to a cyber awareness program I thought it would be an opportune moment to mention that Data Dealer, a privacy awareness game that I’ve mentioned before (read the review and my post about security training and awareness), is currently looking for the required funding to finish off the project.


The guys behind Data Dealer are looking to raise a total of $50,000 in order to complete their project and they are off to a good start – at the time of writing they have raised some $5,736 in a short amount of time, but they do still have a way to go yet in order to achieve their goal.

If you can help the guys from Austria out then you can pledge as little as a dollar but there are some incentives for bigger pledges.

My favourite has to be the $2,400 donation level which I think could be a perfect opportunity for a security company or many other types of business looking for their own self-branded version of the game to educate their staff and/or customers –

Pledge $2,400 or more

SPECIAL IT SECURITY EDITION: This is serious: You’re an IT security consultant and want to use a branded version of our playable demo version to introduce your company staff to the value of personal data, the reasons for data loss, and social engineering? We’ll create a custom landing page for you, replace the “Data Dealer” logo with your custom logo, adapt the intro texts to your needs and make an exclusive version of our playable demo available for you. One year hosting included!

I do, however, have some reservations about the reward for $10,000 donation level – I think I’d leave that one well alone based on the following!!!

Pledge $10,000 or more

DEFENDER OF PRIVACY: We just got a little wet down there. You’re either really excited, enthusiastic and well-equipped, or you’re a dirty greenwasher! Either is okay by us 😉

Wetness aside, I think Data Dealer is a good little game in its own right and it certainly has the potential to get its users thinking more about the topic of privacy.

If you think you can help the team get the game finished then please visit

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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