As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 10. Other episode notes are available in the Privacy & Technology publication.

Episode Description

I sat down with Strong Internet SVP, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, to discuss voter privacy and election security ahead of the 2020 elections. We talked about his journey from astrophysicist to election security wonk and policy technologist. We also covered voting tech, including the exciting startups that are doing great work in this space (e.g. Ben Adida’s VotingWorks), and how Joe’s not a big fan of the blockchain solutions for voting. …


CPRA will further fuel privacy tech innovation and continue to move the needle on privacy

Like many voting Californians, I am faced with the decision on whether to vote to pass Proposition 24 (Prop. 24) or the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which would update the existing California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). As a privacy practitioner, lawyer, and strategist, I am aware of the arguments on both sides, and have thought them through and debated them with colleagues at length.

Serious privacy thinkers and advocates have come out to criticize Prop. 24. Prof. Eric Goldman released this scathing piece and a follow-up op-ed explaining his position and calling for Californians to vote no. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a similar statement. And the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) came out with their own reasons why they’re not supporting Prop. …


We’re thrilled to have had overwhelming feedback and inquiries about what’s next since our inaugural Summit in June.

Among many other things, we’re testing The Rise of Privacy Tech webcast. The webcast’s main goal is to feature key players in the privacy tech space given our mission, which is to fuel privacy innovation by bringing together privacy tech innovators, investors, advisors, and advocates to bridge the privacy tech-capital-expertise gaps.

If have ideas or would like to get involved as a speaker or a sponsor, please let us know by emailing us at community@riseofprivacytech.com.

We’ll be publishing episode video recordings and notes, beginning with this episode 1. …


As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 4. [Episode 1 is available here; episode 2, here; episode 3, here; and episode 4, here.]

Episode Description

I chatted with Michelle Finneran Dennedy, CEO of The iDennedy Project about measuring data value, using the right metrics, and recognizing when to build based on business rules vs. compliance threats. Michelle is one of the first Chief Privacy Officers, former CPO at Cisco, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Oracle, and author of The Privacy Engineer’s Manifesto: Getting from Policy to Code to QA to Value.


As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 4. [Episode 1 is available here; episode 2, here; episode 3, here; and episode 4, here.]

Episode Description

This episode, I reunite with Paola Zeni, Senior Director of Privacy at leading cybersecurity company, Palo Alto Networks, to talk about building privacy into cybersecurity products, what that entails, and the tools that B2B companies can use to decrease privacy-related friction in deals. …


B2B Sales Collateral That Create Privacy Business Value

by Lourdes M. Turrecha & Paola Zeni

Today’s modern technologies process personal data, and their users increasingly want to understand how these tools impact privacy. In turn, companies developing these technologies need to be able to advocate for their products’ privacy impact and features.

Developing customer-facing resources about a product’s privacy impact helps a company build its privacy brand, decrease privacy-related business friction, and preemptively answer its customers’ privacy questions. Providing such resources is increasingly becoming a best practice. To do this, a company needs to understand its customers’ privacy concerns and questions, find the information that would address such concerns and questions, and turn such information into a consumable resource that can help customers choose the right products and settings for the best privacy outcome. …


As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 4. [Episode 1 is available here; episode 2, here; and episode 3, here.]

Episode Description

This episode, we brought on Professor Woodrow Hartzog, author of Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies, to talk about his book and his privacy takes on today’s new technologies. …


As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 3. [Episode 1 is available here; episode 2, here.]

Episode Description

In Episode 3 of the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology, I chatted with DocuVisionAI CEO Rama Veeraragoo about his journey from lawyer to privacy tech founder. …


It’s now harder for US tech startups to legally export data from the EU to the US, adding hurdles when scaling into the EU market.

A s you may have read, the EU’s highest court recently issued a major data protection ruling in the case, Irish Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”). The Court struck down a compliance framework called the EU-to-US Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) that permitted personal data protected under EU data protection law (“EU personal data”) to be exported to the United States. Schrems II also called into question the use of Standard Contractual Clauses (or “SCCs”) and Binding Corporate Rules (or “BCRs”), which are additional mechanisms for EU-to-US personal data transfers. More than 5,000 companies were relying on Privacy Shield and even more rely on SCCs because these were the easiest-to-use mechanisms for legalizing EU-to-US data transfers. …


As part of my fellowship with Santa Clara Law’s leading privacy law program, I’m curating the Let’s Talk Privacy & Technology video series. Each episode features a privacy expert, practitioner, academic, or innovator. We discuss the intersection of privacy and technology, covering topics ranging from privacy engineering, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and data ownership, to data ethics, privacy tech, cybersecurity, and more. I publish episode notes in this blog, including this post dedicated to episode 2. [Episode 1 is available here.]

Episode Description

In episode 2 of the Lets Talk Privacy & Technology, I chatted with DataGrail CEO, Daniel Barber, explored Daniel’s journey into the B2B privacy tech space, including his founding of DataGrail, and their partnership with one of the leading security companies, Okta. …

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