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.
Privacy in 2020: A year in review with IAPP's Omer Tene and Caitlin Fennessy
It goes without saying 2020 has been a challenging and difficult year. COVID-19 has affected the world in inalterable ways. And though the pandemic is a sea change for how we live, work and educate our children, it did not lessen the impact of privacy and the privacy profession. In fact, privacy has become an even more front-and-center issue for businesses, governments and individuals. From the “Schrems II” decision in the EU to Proposition 24 in California to new and proposed laws in Brazil, Canada, China and India, there was no shortage of developments in the privacy space. To help assess what just happened in 2020 and what’s ahead in 2021, IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, spoke with IAPP VP and Chief Knowledge Officer Omer Tene and Research Director Caitlin Fennessy, CIPP.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Carissa Véliz on privacy, AI ethics and democracy
Artificial intelligence, big data and personalization are driving a new era of products and services, but this paradigm shift brings with it a slate of thorny privacy and data protection issues. Ubiquitous data collection, social networks, personalized ads and biometric systems engender massive societal effects that alter individual self-determination, fracture shared reality and even sway democratic elections. As an associate professor at the University of Oxford's Faculty of Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics in AI, Carissa Véliz has immersed herself in these issues and recently wrote a book, "Privacy Is Power: Why and How You Should Take Back Control of Your Data." In this latest Privacy Advisor Podcast, host Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, caught up with Véliz to discuss her book and the importance privacy plays in society.
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.