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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

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 […]

Demonstrating compliance is certainly not always easy, but under many laws, including the GDPR, it is a mandatory requirement. To facilitate the process, codes of conduct and certification schemes are becoming more popular, and it is no wonder they have been included in the GDPR as well. As we are on the verge of seeing the first codes of conduct […]

This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal, connect with Wayne Unger, a recent law school graduate, that is already very much embedded in the privacy profession. As a non-traditional student, Wayne was an experienced professional and quickly dove into the academic side of privacy with the intent to combine the scholarship and practical side of privacy. Wayne has authored three law […]

Developments in privacy sometimes go so quickly, it is almost impossible to keep up. In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal and Paul Breitbarth, talk about many of these recent developments in order to bring you up to date again. Join us as we discuss the forthcoming stricter enforcement of cookie rules in France, a German court case prohibiting nudging end users towards accepting a privacy […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal and Paul Breitbarth host the new and first Chief Innovation Officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the US, Sultan Meghji. Sultan has a rich history as co-founder of Neocova which specializes in AI software for financial institutions, an adjunct professor at Washington University’s Olin Business School, a scholar of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and an alum of […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal and Paul Breitbarth connect with Steven (Seven) Waterhouse, PhD, CEO and founder of Orchid, a crypto powered VPN. Given his expertise and how it is harnessed for Orchid, we felt Seven would have quite a bit of technical insight into technologies commonly discussed in conjunction with data protection. He did not disappoint. In this episode, Seven provides insight […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal and Paul Breitbarth connect with Shoshana Rosenberg, Deputy General Counsel for Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Strategy, as well as CPO and Vice President at WSP USA. However, our conversation is more around the focus of SafePorter, a data trust providing valuable business insights, while respecting the privacy of employees. In essence, the topic is how to address diversity, inclusion, and […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal and Paul Breitbarth provide an update on recent happenings in both Europe and the US, some of which are surprising and the other makes no waves across the ocean. First, an unexpected agreement on the ePrivacy Regulation by the EU Members States. This does not mean that the regulation is passed – on the contrary, the Parliament and […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal is joined by guest co-host Ralph O’Brien to speak about what one privacy professional did with his free time over the pandemic. Most of us may have started a new hobby – so did Jeff Jockisch, founder and CEO of PrivacyPlan. First, he achieved his Certified Information Privacy Professional for US privacy law from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. His […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, K Royal is joined by guest co-host Ralph O’Brien, who brings that United Kingdom perspective to data protection. As a well-known and respected privacy professional, Ralph took the opportunity to discuss some of the current hot topics in privacy with K, such as the impact of #Brexit on managing privacy programs in Europe. Join us as we discuss the UK […]

Happy Data Protection Day! Paul Breitbarth and K Royal kick off Season 2 of the Serious Privacy podcast with a special guest, Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland. She is probably one of the best known data protection regulators around the world, with her office having the duty to supervise most major tech companies doing business in Europe. That comes with a lot of public scrutiny, and […]

We look back to January 2020 – with no crystal ball for Serious Privacy with Paul Breitbarth and K Royal.  With 47 episodes and over 25,000 downloads,  Season 1 of Serious Privacy is complete. Thank you to our fans! Season 2 starts Global Privacy Day 2021. Our initial ideas were a little different, but K and Paul found their rhythm and a following. Join us as we look […]