The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Bedoya on gov't monitoring of religious minoritiesThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
If there's one way to describe Alvaro Bedoya besides hard working, it's that he's passionate. Nowhere is that more evident than in his work on the surveillance of minority populations, a passion fueled by Bedoya's time as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. It was during that time that the Snowden revelations hit, and Bedoya was baffled by the ways in which minority populations were being surveilled and the lack of voices speaking up against that. Three years ago, Bedoya, who's now executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, launched a daylong conference called The Color of Surveillance, which brought to the stage activists, scholars and artists from impacted minority populations to discuss the widespread impact government surveillance has had on their communities and what they're doing to combat it. This year's conference, July 19, will focus government surveillance on religious minorities. It's free and open to the public.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: What does your life look like on May 26?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
The big day has finally arrived. Years of blood (well, maybe not blood), sweat and tears have culminated in this momentous occasion. So how will things change now? In this episode of the podcast, privacy pros who've been working hard to help companies achieve compliance discuss what their lives will look like on May 26: Will they kick off their shoes? Head to the beach? Is there even time for that, or do we go straight into tucking away and stray hairs and working toward ongoing compliance? Here's what a few of them had to say.
Robocalls, a series: Part threeThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
In parts one and two of this miniseries for The Privacy Advisor Podcast on the plague that is robocalls, host Angelique Carson examined the problem from the U.S. and U.K. perspectives. In short, the U.S. continues to fight an uphill battle, despite levying heavy fines against offenders, while the U.K. has seen a decline in complaints since it started issuing fines. In Hong Kong, a loophole exists in which it is difficult for the Privacy Commissioner for Personal data to enforce. In this part three, PCPD Stephen Wong discusses his approach to helping consumers.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: You've got two weeksThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
So, here we are. We’re in that final push to May 25 when the GDPR comes into force. I have to admit to you that I actually, at this point, would love to never use the acronym GDPR ever again. I feel like we’ve written so many stories here at the IAPP and done so many podcasts on the topic that, like you, I’m a little GDPR burned out.
But I first interviewed Chris Zoladz, of Navigate, a consulting firm, in February of 2017, to get a feel for the kinds of questions privacy pros were coming to him with in their GDPR prep and to hopefully give you guys a feel for whether your progress on it was tracking with your peers. It’s our highest rated podcast to date in terms of listens, so, it was clearly something that resonated.
Given that, I interviewed him again in August 2017 for an update on how things were going, so it only felt right that, given we’re in this final stretch before deadline, I should interview him again to get a sense for the finish.
Obviously May 25 isn’t Y2k, and compliance is an ongoing process, as Zoladz will talk about in this episode. But nonetheless, it’s a big date in our profession. So here, Zoladz and I will talk about what folks should be focusing on if they’re scrambling now, and what things look like from a compliance standpoint moving past this historic date.
Robocalls: A series, part twoThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
In episode two of The Privacy Advisor Podcast's miniseries on robocalls, Andy Curry, the Information Commissioner's Office's enforcement group manager, discusses how the U.K has worked to thwart illegal robocalls. The UK ICO regulates under the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. It has the Telephone Preference Service, akin to the do-not-call list in the U.S., which it can fine callers for violating. The office got the power to fine in 2011 because it recognized an increasingly rapid problem. In fact, the ICO just yesterday announced a fine with two companies, IAG Nationwide Limited — which will pay 100,000 pounds, and a company called Costelloe and Kelly Limited — which will pay 19,000 pounds for nuisance calls. While in the U.S., the FTC and FCC struggle to shrink the number of complaints streaming into their agencies, the U.K. has found numbers declining. Editor Angelique Carson reports.
Podcast: How do we police kids to keep them safe?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
David Reitman is a board-certified adolescent medicine specialist. Marc Groman served as the Senior Advisor for Privacy in the Obama White House. Based on their personal experiences and unique professional expertise, Reitman -- who's a specialist in adolescent medicine, and Groman discuss the challenges of raising children in today's rapidly-evolving digital world, where the pressures to be online are real. The prevalence of smartphones, social media, inter-active gaming, the potential for 24/7 online access, and data that's "forever" all present difficult issues for kids, parents, and policymakers. In this live taping of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, recorded recently live recently at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, host Angelique Carson questions Groman and Reitman on privacy, security, responsible online behavior, mental health concerns, and the potential pitfalls today's teens face when navigating the online world. And yeah, there were a few laughs along the way.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Robocalls, a seriesThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Robocalls. We've all gotten them. In fact, an estimated 90 billion robocalls are placed in the U.S. alone each day. Approximately 2.5 billion a month. It's the number one complaint the Federal Communications Commission hears, and it's their number one enforcement priority right now. Sometimes, the calls are even scary, claiming you'll be arrested or taken to court if you don't respond immediately. But who are these people making robocalls? Why is it an on-the-rise crime? And if regulatory agencies are struggling to find a fix to the problem, who will? This podcast is the first in a series on robocalls, in which we look at the problem in the U.S. and abroad and examine what's being done to stop them.
Mattheison on why online advertising will survive this massive legal shiftThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
The ad tech industry is facing a crises of sorts, depending on who you ask. The big deal is that the GDPR, and the ePrivacy Regulation to follow, place importance on transparency and user consent. And to date, those are two things the ad tech industry has been sort of lucky enough to be able to run on without a whole lot of. We’re being tracked by so many parties online. And none of us are really aware of by whom, and how these entities have our data in order to track us. There are a lot of deals made between first parties and third parties on access to our data and the ability to then serve us targeted ads. It's one of those things like health insurance, that feels too overwhelming t try to understand. But really, this is the backbone of online commerce, so it is super important for us to understand. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Matthias Mattheison, who heads the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Brussels, describes the problems at hand and IAB's proposed solutions. Solutions not everyone agrees with.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: An EU journalist's perspectiveThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Jennifer Baker makes a career out of knowing the nuances of data protection and data privacy. But she's she's not advising clients or writing privacy policies. Rather, as a freelance journalist, reporting on the developments that often guide the decision making of those who do. Baker has spent years developing sources inside European institutions and businesses, and in this episode of The Privacy Advisor, host Angelique Carson talks with Baker about reporting on the privacy beat from Brussels.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Johnny Ryan part 2, on ad tech's crisisThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
You may have heard Johnny Ryan on this podcast before. Last year, he came on to talk about the ad tech industry and what needs to happen within it for it to thrive under the General Data Protection Regulation. Ryan says, while there's some movement in the direction he thinks will best serve the industry -- namely, advertising without collecting any personal data online at all, there isn't enough. He's worried that if ad tech companies don't transition, and fast, the economic impact will be something akin to the financial meltdown the U.S. faced a few years back. In this episode, Ryan discusses what he believes needs to change, and how, for the industry to save itself.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Pfeifle's dispatch from the EUThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
If you were to look at a heat map of where the IAPP has seen a particular frenzy of activity in the last year or so, the EU would undoubtedly be glowing red. Unsurprisingly, that's largely due to the changing legal landscape thanks to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation. Because of that, IAPP Content Director Sam Pfeifle decided it was a good time to head from company headquarters in the U.S. to visit with some of our members standing firmly at the forefront of such a sweeping change. It may be surprising to some that Pfeifle has found privacy pros, while perhaps slightly panicked, embracing the GDPR as an empowering tool, one that's elevated their role and significance within the company; it's "given them the pulpit." In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Pfeifle discusses what he's seeing on the ground.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: She's where tech, policy and passion collideThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
It's rare to find someone who exudes passion for what they do. But you'll find it in Whitney Merrill, who’s privacy, e-commerce and consumer protection council at Electronic Arts. Merrill was named one the 2017 Top Women in Security, she did a stint at the Federal Trade Commission as part of a National Science Foundation program and she runs the Crypto and Privacy Village each year at DEFCON, for which she's working hard to up the number of women represented there. In this episode of the podcast, Merrill talks about her path to finding what she loves, and how early experiences with cyber bullying pushed her in that direction.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Ready, Set, GDPRThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Gabe Maldoff is a young guy. He graduated law school in 2015, got himself a fellowship at the IAPP's Westin Center, and then immediately went to work at London's Bird & Bird. And just as he was adjusting to life in the real world, the world itself was adjusting to what would be expected of it under Europe's new privacy regime via the GDPR. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Maldoff talks to host Angelique Carson about how his early experiences in Tanzania shaped his future career, establishing himself at this unprecedented time in privacy and data protection, and his predictions for U.K. data protection policies post-Brexit.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast Special Edition: What you need to know about the House vote on Section 702The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
As we reported in the Daily Dashboard yesterday, The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday morning to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act for six years. An alternative bill put forth by Reps. Justin Amash, R-Mich., and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., was voted down. The alternative bill, which garnered support from liberal and conservative civil liberties lawmakers, would have required that the government get a warrant prior to searching through the data of American citizens. Prior to the vote Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted out two conflicting posts about Section 702, prompting House Democrats to ask for a delay in the House vote. In this episode, IAPP Westin Fellow Lee Matheson talks to Angelique Carson about what privacy pros should know about yesterday's vote and what it means for coming days.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Was 2017 just the amuse-bouche for 2018?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
By any measure, 2017 was a banner year for privacy. Here at the IAPP, we saw an incredible surge of activity, from attendance at IAPP KnowledgeNets and Privacy After Hours, to certifications, to podcast listens. The most obvious push behind that surge was that four-letter word, the "GDPR." But interpreting the text of the EU's new data protection regime wasn't the only news that mattered in 2017. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, the IAPP Publications Team sits around the microphone on a cold December day to discuss the highlights of the year in privacy and what to expect from the IAPP in 2018.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: What's Congress going to do with Section 702?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Under the 2008 FISA Amendments Act, Section 702 allows U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct surveillance on persons overseas it believes to be a potential threat. But the government is forbidden from collecting intelligence via Section 702 on persons “reasonably believed” to be within the U.S. or even a U.S. person outside of U.S. borders. But critics say there’s reason to believe U.S. persons are often incidentally the target of investigations, despite the rules stating otherwise, and that the secrecy surrounding intelligence operations allows it to happen en masse. Section 702 is set to expire on Dec. 31, and intelligence officials have argued it should be renewed wholesale. But critics of the program say it should be renewed only with amendments that increase privacy protections for innocent Americans whose data may be swept up in the data collected. And what happens with 702 may have a broader impact on international agreements like the Privacy Shield, for example, which is already on shaky ground, in part, because of concerns over U.S. intelligence agencies use of the data it collects. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, travels to American University to talk to law professor Jennifer Daskal to talk about what she thinks might happen on or before Dec. 31.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Odia Kagan knew from age threeThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Odia Kagan knew she wanted to be an attorney at age three. As the story goes, she was found crafting a list of the harms she suffered at the hands of her then-one-month-old younger sister. Though that might have been child’s play, Kagan never deviated from her dream of becoming a lawyer. Though she spent her youth in Israel, she moved to the U.S. nine years ago, and she's now a transactional attorney in the U.S. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Kagan discusses the differences she perceived practicing in both jurisdictions, many of them cultural, and how she stays ahead of the curve advising clients in the face of emerging technologies.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Johnny Ryan on why ad tech's in troubleThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
In this episode of the podcast, PageFair's Johnny Ryan talks to host Angelique Carson about why ad tech is in trouble. Essentially, the industry faces a consumer revolt of sorts given the strict consent requirements under the pending GDPR and ePrivacy Regulation. Consumers indicate they're likely to opt-out en masse, and advertisers are faced with a new world from the Wild Wild West they'd been operating under previously.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Recently, in San Diego ...The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
This special edition of The Privacy Advisor Podcast features a recap of the highlights from the IAPP's Privacy. Security. Risk. conference recently in San Diego. In this episode, the IAPP's Jed Bracy, Emily Leach, Angelique Carson and Sam Pfeifle gather around the mic, slightly sleep deprived and delusional, to discuss the highlights from PSR's key themes, including blockchain, the tension between needing a "tribe" and needing autonomy, and whether any of us could spend 20 years alone in the woods.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: How to avoid Equifax's mistakes, part 2 (Live from San Diego!)The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
In this live recording taken at P.S.R. 2017, Angelique Carson and Jason Straight discuss lessons learned from the Equifax breach now that many of the facts have emerged. Straight takes the audience through what went wrong and when and how privacy professionals can avoid similar fallout should a breach occur at their own organization.