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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

DEC 15, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 46 On 17 November 2020, the Canadian Minister of Information Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, introduced bill C-11, the long-awaited update to the federal Canadian privacy legislation. For many years, this legislative update had been rumoured, and now that it was finally put on the table, we can see some sweeping changes. The […]

DEC 8, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 45 Since the Schrems-II judgment came down on July 16th, the message has slowly sunk in that Europe is serious about looking at privacy and data protection through the glasses of fundamental rights protection. That was even reinforced by the Privacy International and Quadrature du Net cases, published at the start of October. Any interference with the […]

DEC 3, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 44 Technology brings new demands for compliance, especially given the amount of personal data collected through various means and how it is both used and combined. However, technology can also be used to assist compliance professionals by providing the necessary information quickly.  In most of the Serious Privacy episodes, co-hosts Paul Breibarth and K Royal have discussed […]

NOV 25, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 43 Live! (okay recorded with a live studio audience) from our offices at a fabulous virtual conference – the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, discussing Public Interest Technologies in a four day long global online conference. This is a first for Serious Privacy, recording an episode live as part of the conference […]

NOV 18, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 42 In just a single week, so much has happened. The California Privacy Rights Act was passed by voters and will come into effect on 1 January 2023, the Court of Justice of the European Union once again confirmed that consent is not valid when relying upon pre-ticked boxes, and the European Data Protection Board issued its Recommendations on international data […]

NOV 16, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 41 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc This past week, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) adopted it’s Recommendations on international data transfers post Schrems-II and the European Commission released the long-awaited draft of new standard contractual clauses. At the same time, the EDPB adopted an updated version of their earlier guidelines on the European Essential Guarantees: criteria that […]

NOV 10, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 40 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc Privacy and data protection are not just a job for lawyers or professionals who specialize in privacy – not anymore. Technology plays an important role in ensuring personal data can remain private. Ensuring that personal data is secure but useful requires a level of skill found […]

NOV 3, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 39 Election day in the United States is quite the dramatic event in 2020. We may soon know who will be the President of the United States in the coming years, what the new U.S. Congress will look like, if there might be a chance of federal privacy legislation and an EU-U.S. adequacy deal […]

OCT 27, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 38 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc Technology around the world changes quickly – fast and furiously. Unique companies solving problems we did not realize we had are hitting the market. For example, the development of always connected mobile devices has fundamentally changed the global banking system. Where before in many parts of […]

OCT 20, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 37 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc Putting the evils back in Pandora’s box just doesn’t seem possible – much like reclaiming privacy in today’s data-centric world. This week, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal hosted Rob Shavell, CEO and founder of Abine (rhymes with hey mine) to discuss consumer privacy controls related to online privacy. Just over a decade ago, […]

OCT 13, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 36 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc Events happen occasionally that reinforce each other in such a way that the sum of things is worse than you could ever have imagined: a perfect storm. You may very well say that 2020 is a perfect storm in itself. And who knows what November and […]

OCT 7, 2020 SEASON 1 EPISODE 35 Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc Wicked problems are those without simple answers. They are thorny, complex, multi-faceted issues. This episode of Serious Privacy by Paul Breitbarth and K Royal was pre-billed on social media as “talking anarchy” and “Serious Privacy-ing.”  In this episode, guests include Uber CPO and frustrated comedian Ruby Zefo, Godmother of Privacy Engineering Michelle Dennedy, and TrustArc’s General […]