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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

On this week of #SeriousPrivacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal met with Emerald de Leeuw, Global Head of Privacy at Logitech. She has a wealth of experience in the tech markets, being an entrepreneur, and a high-level executive in a global and male-dominated field. In this episode, we want to leverage her experience in coming into a company and what do you focus on first?  Do you […]

On this week of #SeriousPrivacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal covered a broad range of privacy developments along with responding to questions from listeners. New developments includ the new Colorado Privacy Act, SB21-190. Signed by Governor Jared Polis on July 7, it is now the third state omnibus privacy law in the US, with Virginia having passed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) earlier this year and of course, […]

On 28 June 2021, the European Commission announced it has approved two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom (UK). With these decisions, one under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and one under the European law enforcement directive, the Commission confirms the UK offers a level of data protection that is essentially equivalent to that in the European Union (EU). With this hurdle out […]

On this week of #SeriousPrivacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal discuss the potential new law for Colorado, the Colorado Privacy Act, SB21-190. On June 8, it was passed by the House, meaning it is now ready for the governor’s signature. If it passes, it will be the third state omnibus privacy law in the US, with Virginia having passed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) earlier this […]

On 21 June 2021, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) released the long-awaited updated Recommendations on possible supplementary measures when transferring personal data out of the European Economic Area (EEA). These Recommendations align with the new Standard Contractual Clauses for International Transfers that were released by the European Commission on 4 June 2021 and require organisations to conduct third country risk assessments before transferring personal data. […]

On this week of #SeriousPrivacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal connect with Representative Domingo DeGrazia, of the Arizona House of Representatives to discuss the privacy legislation he has proposed (HB 2865), but which has not gained significant ground in Arizona. He is a licensed attorney, has professional experience in aerospace and computers, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional / US through the International Association of […]

On this week’s episode  of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal discuss the new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for international transfers that were adopted by the European Commission on 4 June 2021. These model contracts, that come in four modules, finally replace the old SCCs, some of which date back to the early 2000s. The modernised versions are fully GDPR compliant, embrace the accountability […]

On this week of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal connect with Dr. Eric Cole, on the release of his new book today Cyber Crisis – Protecting Your Business from Real Threats in the Virtual World.  Fascinating insight, especially given the Colonial Pipeline incident recently, but a book that is not intended to be fairytales and happily-ever-afters. Dr. Cole holds a master’s degree in computer science […]

On this week of #SeriousPrivacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal discuss the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, because three years ago from the day this episode was released (May 25, 2021), the GDPR went into effect.  And whether you consider it three years or or five (per this Twitter debate), it was a world-changing event. In this episode, they talk about the changes seen in […]

On this week of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal connect with Ray Everett, Founding Member & Chief Privacy Intelligence Officer at Data Secrets, a company that develops solutions focused on identifying risk wherever applications are accessing your data — in the public cloud, in SaaS applications, and on-premise. He has a long history working as a privacy professional, including at TrustArc, and was appointed […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breibarth and K Royal connect with the Global Privacy Officer at GameStop, Seán Dunne. He really knows the company well, given that he started in retail operations almost 12 years ago. Now, he is responsible for global data protection compliance with laws ranging from the familiar GDPR and CCPA, to the less well known Canadian anti-spam legislation, and the privacy laws of Australia and New Zealand. […]

Every year, in the final week of January, privacy professionals from around the world assemble in the north of Brussels for the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference. In recent years, on the final day, the European Data Protection Law Review awards a young scholar award and hosts a panel to discuss the nominated papers. In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breibarth and K Royal host […]