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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

Paul Breitbarth introduces an episode where Dr. K Royal caught up with several individuals at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2022 held in Washington DC at the Marriott Marquis.

This episode of Serious Privacy heads south to Africa. Paul Breitbarth and Dr. K Royal chat with Teki Akuetteh, the first Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Authority and current Chair of the Africa Digital Rights Hub.

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal speak with Angelique Carson. The conversation flows from podcasts with its challenges and triumphs to how the privacy profession has grown over the past decade. Join us as we reminisce and review what it means to be in privacy,  the changes we’ve seen worldwide,  and our perspective on the state of this fascinating field.

Paul Breitbarth and Dr. K Royal connect with two of the biggest names in the privacy field, Chris Babel, the CEO of TrustArc and Hilary Wandall, Chief Compliance Officer at Dun and Bradstreet.

Paul Breitbarth and Dr. K Royal review what might seem to be small events in privacy developments, but are really robust once reviewed.

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal catch up with the renowned Kirk Nahra, co-chair of both the Big Data Practice and the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice for WilmerHale

We live in strange times that often remind us how important it is to live our lives in freedom and to enjoy our fundamental rights. This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal talk about the war in Ukraine, but also about a lot of data protection related developments around the world. Topics include the new privacy law that is awaiting the […]

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal speak with Sjoera Nas. Sjoera is a long-time privacy professional and privacy activist. She became involved with digital rights in the late 1990s and early 2000s, while working for the Dutch internet service provider XS4all, and later for civil rights group Bits of Freedom.

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal share some news, discuss current events, and review both recent privacy developments. Topics covered include decisions involving tech companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Grindr, as well as general information on assessing risks.

K Royal and Paul Breitbarth have a conversation with Anne-Charlotte Recker and Julian Deckers of the Belgian Data Protection Authority. Both work for the DPAs Litigation Chamber, which on 2 February 2022 released their long-awaited decision on the legality of the Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) developed by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).

K Royal and Paul Breitbarth catch up with Marty Abrams, the Executive Director and Chief Strategist of the Information Accountability Foundation. Marty has 35 years of experience as an information and consumer policy innovator.

K Royal and Paul Breitbarth talk about many of the recent developments in data protection and we play a new game: Privia Pursuit. Join them for a broad discussion on Saudi Arabia’s data protection legislation, China’s PIPL, Quebec Bill 64, US state laws, Google Analytics, Austria DPA’s Google Analytics decision, EDPS Google Analytics decision, Guernsey DPA, and Danish DPA.