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 70,000 members in 100 countries. The IAPP helps define, support and improve the privacy profession through networking, education and certification.
This podcast features IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, who interviews privacy pros and thought leaders from around the world about technology, law, policy and the privacy profession.
US government surveillance, global data flows and the Russia investigation: A chat with April Doss
U.S. government surveillance bubbled back up in headlines in recent weeks. Portugal's data protection authority halted transfers of data to the U.S. after complaints that census data were being sent back to the U.S. The same week, a U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decision was published, in which it renewed a U.S. surveillance program even though it found some Federal Bureau of Investigation employees illegally accessed email data. This comes as the U.S. and EU try to hammer out a renewed data transfer agreement in the wake of the "Schrems II" decision that invalidated Privacy Shield. April Falcon Doss worked at the U.S. National Security Agency for 13 years. In 2017, Doss joined the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for the Russia investigation. She also wrote a book, "Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care," and took a new job at Georgetown University Law Center. Host Jedidiah Bracy recently caught up with Doss to discuss the state of play of U.S. surveillance law, her new book, what she found out while investigating the 2016 presidential election, and what’s on the horizon with her new gig at Georgetown.
A discussion about 'dark patterns' with Finn Myrstad
The Norwegian Consumer Council made waves in early 2021 after its complaint to Norway's data protection authority, Datatilsynet, against Grindr resulted in an intention to fine the company $12 million, the highest fine ever levied by the nation’s DPA. Grindr responded to the proposed enforcement action, arguing it has refined its consent mechanism, but the case isn't over. The NCC has long worked with other advocacy organizations to bring protections and awareness for consumers around privacy issues in the marketplace. In 2018, they released an in-depth report on “dark patterns” to demonstrate how companies nudge users into making decisions that may not always be in their best interest. IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently caught up with the NCC’s Finn Myrstad to discuss the NCC's case against Grindr and, more broadly, what companies can do to avoid using dark patterns at the expense of their users.
Is a 'multilateral privacy treaty' the answer to 'Schrems II'?
In the wake of "Schrems II," the future of data transfers is on shaky ground. True, the Biden administration has demonstrated that it’s taking trans-Atlantic data flows seriously after appointing Christopher Hoff in January, not long after Biden was inaugurated. And though both the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission are working together in earnest, short of changing its national security laws, what else can be done to prevent another legal challenge and potential invalidation to a future agreement? Baker MacKenzie Global Data Privacy and Security Group Chair Brian Hengesbaugh has an idea. Using his background in international policy and data protection, Hengesbaugh thinks now is the time for the Biden administration to “go big” and initiate an international treaty among democratic nations and their shared values around both human rights and national security. He explains in this latest episode of The Privacy Advisor Podcast.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: All things Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act with Odia Kagan
Virginia joined rarified air March 2 after its governor signed the Consumer Data Protection Act into law. Though California was the first state to pass baseline privacy legislation, Virginia was the first to do so absent a ballot initiative. So, what is in Virginia’s CDPA? Where does it overlap with provisions in the California Consumer Privacy Act, California Privacy Rights Act or EU General Data Protection Regulation? What are some early steps businesses should consider as they make preparations? And, what effect will the CDPA — if at all — have on other state privacy laws, and ultimately, on potential federal privacy legislation? These are a few of the issues IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, discussed with Fox Rothschild Partner Odia Kagan, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP.
The Privacy Advisor Podcast: Privacy engineering and design with Nishant Bhajaria
Concepts like “privacy engineering” and “privacy by design” have been in the privacy lexicon for several years, but do we all know or agree about what they mean? What is a privacy engineer? Sure, when we discuss privacy by design, we’re talking about baking privacy considerations in from the start and not just bolting them on after a product or service has been designed, but what is privacy by design in practice? How do you ensure your tech and legal teams can understand each other, and how can you get senior leadership to buy into privacy as a business advantage instead of an obstacle? These are a couple of issues IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, recently discussed with Nishant Bhajaria, head of technical privacy and governance at Uber.
What's ahead for U.S. state privacy legislation in 2021?
With 2020 finally in the rearview mirror, 2021 looks like it will be filled with potential data privacy legislation in the U.S. Of course, front and center right now resides the Washington Privacy Act, but the Pacific Northwest state isn't the only one in play. So far, legislation has been proposed in Connecticut, Minnesota, New York, Oklahoma and Virginia, among others. This all comes while a new presidential administration takes hold in Washington, D.C., along with a Congress controlled — though by a slim margin — by the Democrats. What should privacy pros make of all this state activity, and what are the prospects for federal privacy legislation? Host Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, discusses these pressing issues with Husch Blackwell Partner David Strauss.
Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re well established as a privacy innovator, or just getting started channeling your creative energy into the industry change you want to see - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Angelique and the entire IAPP team do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career in privacy, and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
Informative and timely
This is a great way to stay up to date on legislative developments. The host gets interesting guests and encourages lively discussion. Thanks for the good work!
Great job Angelique!
I enjoy this podcast Angelique Carson does a great job picking guests and topics. She’s a curious person and isn’t afraid to ask the basic questions. I think anyone interested in privacy at all even if they don’t work in the field would get something out of it