The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. More than just a professional association, the IAPP provides a home for privacy professionals around the world to gather, share experiences and enrich their knowledge.
Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association with more than 39,000 members in 100 countries. The IAPP helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification.
This podcast features host Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, editor of The Privacy Advisor, interviewing privacy pros globally about their job struggles and triumphs and everything in between.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: A chat with Alastair Magtaggart on Prop 24
Hard to believe it, but we’re only days away from a fateful vote in California on what’s called Proposition 24. If approved by the residents of California, Prop 24 will put the California Privacy Rights Act on the books. The law will add an additional layer of privacy protections for California residents and a new privacy compliance regime for businesses. Prop 24 has been hotly debated, especially in recent weeks. And the traditional fault lines between consumer advocacy and industry are not what you might suspect. Behind much of Prop 24, and the CCPA before it, is Alastair Mactaggart. With a background in real estate, Mactaggart has quickly become one of the most influential individuals in the U.S. privacy landscape. I recently had a chance to catch up with Alastair to discuss the ins and outs of Prop 24.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: How to know who's tracking your data
As a consumer, it can be really difficult to figure out who's tracking your data online. Many companies hide behind algorithms claiming they're the "secret sauce" to their business model, which sometimes frustrates regulators and laymen alike. That's why award-winning journalist Julia Angwin and investigative journalist Surya Mattu, both of the non-profit news organization The Markup, recently developed and released Blacklight, a web site that allows users to scan any site for potential privacy violations, including what's being tracked and who's sharing your personal data. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Angwin and Mattu talk about the tool and why the team is passionate about user empowerment.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: The SAFE Data Act, and the latest Senate hearing on federal privacy legislation
There have been no shortage of hearings in the last couple of years on potential federal privacy legislation in the U.S. This week was no exception, as the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held another. But this hearing was under different circumstances, namely, it was held in the middle of the COVID-19 global pandemic. That garnered some conversation about the need for a comprehensive law more than ever, as did the release this week of the SAFE Data Act, which consolidates previously released legislation into one bill, with some nuance. In this episode of the podcast, IAPP Senior Research Fellow Muge Fazlioglu discusses the bill's provisions, and Sara Collins of Public Knowledge discusses how that featured into this week's hearing.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: How do we protect children's privacy in a COVID-dominated school year?
As children around the globe either head back to school or continue their school year, depending on geolocation, many new privacy and data protection concerns present themselves. Whether it be heightened data collection on student health to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at school or new technologies implemented to facilitate virtual learning, there are all sorts of new unprecedented risks. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, former White House Senior Advisor for Privacy Marc Groman and the Future of Privacy Forum's Director of the Education Privacy Project Amelia Vance discuss how we can help protect children's privacy — and whose job that is.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Um, what just happened in Brazil?
If Brazil gave birth to its data protection law this week, it was a really fast labor. Privacy professionals awoke to the news Thursday that overnight, in an unprecedented move, the Brazilian Senate approved an amendment allowing the General Personal Data Protection Law to go into effect (almost) immediately. The decision reverses a vote Tuesday to delay the implementation of the LGPD to Dec. 31, 2020. How could this have happened? What does it mean for those covered by the law? In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, Dirceu Santa Rosa talks to Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, about why there's some fear surrounding the news.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: So Privacy Shield is invalid, what to do next?
In a highly anticipated decision, Europe's highest court decided July 16 that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield agreement is invalid. The ruling will impact thousands of companies who'd used Privacy Shield to transfer data from the EU to the U.S. Additionally, the court decided to uphold another data transfer mechanism, standard contractual clauses, but with conditions. The news is a game-changer and casts much uncertainty upon the stability of cross-border agreements. In this episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast, IAPP Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, Hintze Law's Susan Lyon-Hintze and Future of Privacy Forum's Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna discuss the decision and what privacy pros should be thinking about in the coming days and weeks.