Category Archives: Privacy Abbreviated

Business Case for the NIST Privacy Framework

The privacy landscape is changing fast, and business leaders are trying to keep up. In this episode of Priv, hosts Dona Fraser and Jason Cronk discuss one of the resources available to help. Guest Dylan Gilbert, Privacy Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discusses how the NIST Privacy Framework, a voluntary technology-neutral tool, can help organizations better manage their privacy risks, as guest Nandita Rao Narla, Head of Technical Privacy and Governance for DoorDash explains real-world applications for this Framework and some of NIST’s most helpful resources for businesses.

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Privacy IRL: Meet the Hosts of Priv

Many people think privacy is a narrow lane, but in reality, privacy is so much more. In a world where every business is a global business, the challenges and risks in the privacy space become increasingly complex and intertwined, and the definition of ‘privacy’ itself varies depending on who you speak to. In this episode of Priv, host Dona Fraser interviews our new co-host, Jason Cronk, on how he defines privacy, what drives him, and a little bit about his journey into a career in privacy.

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Flo on Priv: Data Privacy Challenges in Women’s Health Apps

Every day, we count steps with fitness trackers, log weight and diet information into apps, and share personal health information on platforms not covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). When we do so, how is that information we input collected, safeguarded, and shared online, and who carries the burden of privacy protection?

In this week’s episode of Privacy Abbreviated, host Dona Fraser and new host Arlo Gilbert are joined by Tsimafei Savitski, Chief Legal Compliance Officer, and Roman Bugaev, Chief Technology Officer of Flo, an app designed to track ovulation cycles. Due to the nature of the app, users are asked to share detailed information about their health and wellness, and Flo is well aware of this sensitivity. Listen now to hear how the Flo team is raising the bar for privacy by upholding anonymity on their platform.

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The Future of EU-U.S. Data Transfers

On October 7, the negotiations between the U.S. and European Commission regarding the future of the data privacy frameworks behind the Privacy Shield program were completed with the release of a Presidential Executive Order, passing the baton to the EU for the start of their adequacy process. Finally, after two years of limbo, the 5,000 businesses that rely on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework got some insight into what steps the United States will take to uphold its commitment under a new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, host Catherine Dawson and guest host Rebecca Knight are joined by Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, managing director of the Washington, DC office of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to break down this recent executive order, what comes next, and what this all means for businesses.

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The Metaverse Will Blur the Lines Between Physical and Online Privacy

The metaverse is still a bit of a mystery. Though it will soon begin to integrate physical and virtual worlds, no one has the answers as to exactly what that merge will look like.

On this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, hosts Dona and Catherine are joined by Tracy Shapiro, a privacy expert, and partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati. Together, they discuss the many questions related to how virtual reality will force privacy standards to evolve in the coming years. Though no one has concrete answers yet, Tracy offers her predictions on the most likely outcomes.

Listen now to learn what to expect in the metaverse. Will you have more privacy or less?

For more information about this episode, read the show notes here