Serious Privacy Podcast

Tailored for people who are interested in the hottest field in a technology world. Whether you are a professional who wants to learn more about privacy and data protection or someone who just finds this fascinating, we have topics for you. In-depth information on serious privacy topics.


These podcasts, hosted by K Royal and Paul Breitbarth, will feature open, unscripted discussions with global privacy professionals (those kitchen tables or back porch conversations) where you hear the opinions and thoughts of those who are on the front lines working on the newest issues in handling personal data. Real information on your schedule - because the world needs serious privacy.

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Previous Episodes

Paul and K recap 2022 and all its data privacy and security highlights and headlines in the 2022 Season Finale of the Serious Privacy podcast.

What’s missing from the draft adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework?

Paul and K dive into medical data challenges, discussing everything from health data to medical research.

Author Glyn Moody joins the show to discuss mass surveillance despite privacy in pursuit of copyright enforcement.

Dr. K Royal and Dr. Gary Edwards discuss fascinating privacy program metrics involving over 1400 respondents across more than 30 countries in 2023. The findings are pretty interesting. Paul Breitbarth of Catawiki is currently traveling and could not join us.

K and Paul touch on a recent U.S. TransUnion data breach and mass public notice, passkeys vs. passwords, data localization, a controversial decision by the French Parliament on banning certain technologies in schools, and Argentina’s data protection bill submitted to parliament.

Paul attended Privacy Space in the UK and chatted with some of our favorite names in privacy and data protection: Richard Merrygold, Claire Archibald, Rowena Fielding, and Tash Whitaker.

Paul and K talk about the Microsoft Digital Defense Report, the EU Agency for Cybersecurity Threat Landscape Report, the agreement between the data protection authorities of S. Korea and France, the Twitter purchase and the move to Mastodon, the Digital Services Act publication, a controversial decision out of Denmark about companies not being able to retain marketing opt-out lists, S. Korea vs. China vs. […]

Hear all about the right to be forgotten and its impact on local journalism in the latest Serious Privacy podcast episode, Pressing Matters to be Forgotten.

Curious about what the next decade will bring for data privacy and protection? Barb, Paul, and Ralph discuss.

The Data Governance Act should make it easier to share personal data. What it all entails and what consent has got to do with it, we discuss with Yannick in this episode.

Experts discuss the political events surrounding the EU-US data transfer mechanism intended to replace the Privacy Shield, invalidated under Schrems II back in 2020, and the UK-US joint statement on adequacy consideration.