The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Staffing the privacy industryThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
A few years back, Zackary Plotkin was grabbing a coffee, as one does. When he went to swipe his credit card, a chief privacy officer who happened to be standing nearby asked him, "Hey, do you know where that data goes?" Thinking about it for a moment, Plotkin realized: No, he didn't. That began Plotkin's early education into privacy and data protection. An manager at Infinity Consulting Solutions, Plotkin decided he wanted to start helping staff companies working in the privacy space. That was before the General Data Protection Regulation come into play. It took a bit, but business has since picked up. In this episode of the podcast, Plotkin talks about what companies are hiring for and offers tips for pros on the market and looking to get their next gig.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: How 57 women won seats at the Defcon tableThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Ask anyone who frequents Defcon, known as a sort of summer camp for hackers, and they'll tell you the attendee roster at the wildly popular white hat event is overwhelmingly male. Rachel Tobac, chair of the board at Women in Security and Privacy, has been going to Defcon to compete in Social Engineering Capture the Flag for the last three years, and winning. She's gained some notoriety for it, including appearing on this podcast twice before. But noticing she was very much in the minority, she decided she didn't just want to go to Defcon this year, she wanted to bring women in privacy and security with her. An effort that initially saw two women winning sponsorships to attend ended in 57 actually boarding a flight to Vegas. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Tobac tells us how it happened and why it matters.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Product design as power and manipulationThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Woodrow Hartzog is law professor at Northeastern University in Boston, and his research focuses on quote “the complex problems that arise when personal information is collected by powerful new technologies, stored and disclosed online.” In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Hartzog discusses discusses the ways that technologies are designed, at the engineering level, to undermine our privacy. Social media companies, for example, which make money on user data via advertisers, "have every incentive to use the power they have with designers to engineer your almost near-constant disclosure of information," Hartzog says, adding our modern privacy frameworks, which emphasize informed consent, are broken models. "We will be worn down by design, our consent is pre-ordained," he says.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: On why CaCPA is bad law and suing Kanye WestThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
What we know about attorney Jay Edelson to date: He loves beach volleyball so much that he had a court installed at his Chicago law firm so he and his crew could blow off steam. The New York Times refers to him as Silicon Valley's "baby faced boogeyman" for his aggressive court takedowns of tech behemoths. And he's got a very firm grasp on the global privacy and data protection legislative landscape. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Edelson talks about his latest legal pursuits, including a class-action lawsuit against Facebook for alleged violation of biometric privacy law, and another against Kanye West over alleged consumer privacy violations via his music streaming service, Tidal. Edelson also discusses why he thinks the new California Consumer Protection Act is no good.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Why is Carpenter such a big deal?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that the government generally must have a warrant to gather location data from cellphones. The case followed an appeal filed by Timothy Carpenter after he was convicted for a series of armed robberies with help from cellphone data obtained by law enforcement without a warrant. Lawyers representing Carpenter asserted that his Fourth Amendment rights were violated, as the lack of a warrant constitutes as an unreasonable search and seizure. The case incited much reaction from both privacy and law enforcement advocates. But now that the dust has settled a bit, what can we take away from the case and how might this change the trajectory of digital surveillance policy in the U.S.? Prof. Orin Kerr of the University of Southern California School of Law and Jennifer Granick of the American Civil Liberties Union, discuss why the case is so significant and what it could mean for the future of digital surveillance, the third-party doctrine and how the Fourth Amendment applies. Kerr also weighs in on how this the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court might impact Fourth Amendment cases in the future.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: How do we deal with viral hate online?The Privacy Advisor Podcast add
Anyone using the Internet today is surely aware of the viral hate that displays itself everywhere from social media platforms to newspaper comment sections to group chat forums. It's in such forums that marginalized groups face the kind of cyberbullying that surely exists on our streets but seemingly not to the extremes we see when users can hide behind a screen. In this live event, hosted by Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. to commemorate PRIDE month, Chris Wolf talks to host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, about strategies to combat viral hate online in the name of protecting those who are especially targeted, including the LGBTQ community.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: FTC talks robocall enforcementThe Privacy Advisor Podcast add
In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast's series on robocalls, FTC Attorney Ian Barlow, who's in charge of running the federal do not call list program and bringing cases against illegal robocallers, discusses the FTC's approach to thwarting fraudulent calls.
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.