PSA Today = Privacy, Surveillance, Anonymity. Join Kaliya Young and Seth Goldstein for a spirited conversation at the intersection of the three themes driving modern identity: privacy, surveillance and anonymity. We wrestle each week with some of the most contentious issues facing our world as we try to find opportunities for agency and self-sovereignty within shared communities, both online and off.
PSA Today #37: Kaliya and Seth talk with Julian Ranger, Chairman & Founder of Digi.me about personal data governance (in a world of surveillance capitalism)
Check out https://digi.me/ for more about Julian and his company and how they are going to market.
PSA Today #36: Kaliya and Seth talk about Privacy, Anonymity, Pseudonymity & NFTs
Our first trip down the rabbit hold of NFTs: how do issues of identity and anonymity play out in the world of creating and collecting digital art and collectibles on the blockchain.
PSA Today #35: Kaliya talks with Lucy Yang, Community Director of the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative
Lucy Yang is the Community Director of the COVID-19 Credentials Initiative and leads the operations and communications of the community, which has now grown to over 400 participants. Lucy is an entrepreneur and business leader, experienced in taking ventures off the ground and leading their growth from 0 to 10. Prior to moving to Toronto from Beijing, she was involved in many startups and helped expand their operations across China. During her MBA at the University of Toronto, Lucy co-founded a social project that was covered by over 10+ media outlets including CBC and CTV. While at a blockchain venture development firm post-MBA, Lucy led the business operations while supporting portfolio ventures in business development, market research, and product development. Lucy also holds a master’s degree in anthropology and proudly calls herself a lifetime anthropologist.
PSA Today #34: Kaliya & Seth talk LEIs (Legal Entity Identifiers) with Simon Wood, CEO of Ubisecure
Simon Wood is the CEO of Ubisecure, the #1 issuer of LEIs (Legal Entity Identifiers)
We discuss the evolution of LEIs since the financial crisis of 2008, the difference between high assurance and low assurance, and the relationship between rights and ownership as it relates to identity management of entities.
Seth digresses about NBA Top Shot collectibles, and the role of the NBA in that case as an entity that is tied to the value of the market.
Kaliya wrote this that sheds some additional light on entity identification registries.
PSA Today #33: Kaliya & Seth talk Synthetic Data with Harry Keen, CEO and co-founder of Hazy.com
Fascinating conversation about the emergence of Synthetic Data and its role in protecting privacy and preserving anonymity in various use cases including finance and advertising.
Hazy is the most advanced and experienced synthetic data company. We were founded in early 2017 by Harry Keen (CEO), James Arthur (CTO emeritus) and Dr. Luke Robinson (CSO). With one foot in big business and the other in academia, Hazy stands on the belief that privacy by design should not slow down innovation.
Originally a UCL AI spin out, London-based Hazy was initially incubated by Post Urban Ventures and CyLon cybersecurity accelerator. Our startup began trying to fix the flaws of traditional data redaction and then data anonymisation. We soon discovered anonymised data will always pose a risk to re-identification.
PSA Today #32: Kaliya and Seth are joined by Biometric Scientist Asem Othman and Jack Callahan, CTO, of digital identity provider Veridium
There are so many physical and behavioral ways of establishing somebody's unqiue identity.
We talk homomorphic encryption, synthetic data and the upcoming conference on Thoughtful Biometrics
Shifting your thinking, a must-listen.
Episodes range between interviews, questions and conversations between the two of them on the ups and downs, challenges and failures and so much more regarding what privacy looks like in the modern day. Seth and Kaliya are honest, open and curious — both very educated on the subject of data privacy but also real about what’s going on in the world as it seems to change on a daily basis with COVID-19/contact tracing/increased surveillance. Their friendship and openness with guests makes this almost feel like you’re talking to them at a coffee shop, it’s genuine, smart and thought provoking. Added bonus: they’re not just giving us the news every week, Kaliya and Seth are good at encouraging listeners (without sounding pushy) to think about data privacy as a whole and both are well informed with tools that are accessible to anyone that help realistically plan your future with anonymity in mind.
Decent but can be rambling sometimes, like most podcats.