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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 and K Royal say goodbye to season 2 of Serious Privacy and look forward to season 3. 2021 might be a year that many of us actually would like to forget but for the privacy community, it was an exciting year and a lot of good things have happened.

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal take some time to review recent events or developments in privacy and data protection. With little happening in the U.S., the focus is more on Europe and India. K and Paul discuss the European Data Protection Board’s recent guidance on international transfers, the new decision by the Wiesbaden court (in Hesse, Germany) on cookies and the U.S., […]

Paul Breitbarth and K Royal speak with Lourdes Turrecha. Where a year of five ago many companies could still run their data protection and privacy compliance programs with email, spreadsheets and word files, today’s reality is completely different.

This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal take to the streets, so to speak, at the IAPP global conference in Brussels. Well, Paul did and K benefitted. Join us as we hear the thoughts, predictions, and worries of fabulous privacy professionals. [Paul relayed the comments that he received – it was humbling & heartwarming, so thank you! As much as you appreciate us, […]

This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth welcomes K Royal, the recently-approved PhD graduand (yes, it’s a word) fresh from her dissertation defense on Privacy Complaince in US Universities. Many of our listeners likely participated in the nearly-anonymous Delphi Method part of her research, where privacy professionals around the world answered a series of questions to determine critical parts about privacy in the […]

This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal jump back across the ocean to North America. While everyone is focused on the Chinese Personal Information Protection Law that was passed on August 20 and went into effect November 1, 2021, Quebec quietly passed Bill 64, (C-11) “An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information.” It received assent on September 22, […]

What does a PhD dissertation, privacy books, the color of orange, and biometric legislation have in common? No, this is not some lame joke, but there is one of those in the episode. This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal present one of their back porch / kitchen table conversations. The episode may be slightly messy. It might be slightly longer than […]

This week on Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal revisit the Chinese Personal Information Protection Law that goes into effect just a few days after publication of this episode. K and I spoke about this law already in episode 30 of this season, dated 31 August, as well as during our webinar on 15 September. However, questions keep flooding in, so we decided to record a follow up episode. […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal connect with Jocelyn Paulley, Partner at Gowling WLG in London and Lindsey Schultz, Senior Counsel at Global Privacy for Visa.  This episode is a preview of a session that Jocelyn, Lindsey, and K are presenting on along with Chris Oates, a partner at Gowling WLG in Toronto on Privacy Compliance in the AdTech Industry at the Association of Corporate Counsel‘s Annual meeting of […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal hosted Caroline Lynch, the founder and owner of Copper Hill Strategies, has fifteen years of experience on the U.S. Capitol Hill, including a decade with the House Judiciary Committee where she served for eight years as the Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. As Chief Counsel, Caroline was at […]

This week on Serious Privacy, K Royal presents her vacation episode. You’ve had to wait for it a little while, because of all the recent news and developments, but here it is: privacy at home. K has a long conversation with her husband, Tim Foley, about how living with a privacy professional has influenced their life together, as well as the education […]

In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal discuss another fascinating privacy enhancing technology (PET) where individuals control their personal data. Yes, individuals control it. We met with Markus Lampinen, the co-founder and CEO of Prifina, which focuses on building an open data market, where individuals gain value from their data and developers get democratized data access. Developers are able to work with […]