Big Data/Privacy Podcast Archives

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Jules Polonetsky: Online Privacy Issues — An Overview (Ep. 107)

Jules Polonetsky: Online Privacy Issues–An Overview (Ep. 107)

Jules Polonetsky (@JulesPolonetsky) serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). FPF is a leading Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization focused on privacy. The chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies support FPF. Further, FPF is supported by several foundations. FPF has an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on Big Data, Mobile, Location, Apps, the Internet of Things, Wearables, De-Identification, Connected Cars and Student Privacy.

How Much Privacy Should You Expect in the Digital Age? with Bernard Chao (Ep. 93)

How Much Privacy Should You Expect in the Digital Age? with Bernard Chao (Ep. 93)

The digital age is challenging the way our judicial system balances privacy against the needs of law enforcement. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated.” Our devices, as well as cloud-based services like Dropbox, have revolutionized our concept of what information should be considered private. For example, in U.S. v. Graham, the

Privacy and Digital Marketing with Anindya Ghose (Ep. 91)

Balancing Privacy Policy Against the Demands of Digital Marketing with Anindya Ghose (Ep. 91)

How can policymakers balance consumers’ need for targeted, relevant content against such consumers’ desire for privacy? Anindya Ghose (@aghose) is a Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences and a Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is the Director of the Center for Business Analytics at NYU Stern, and the co-Chair of the NYU-AIG Partnership on Innovation for Global Resilience. He is the NEC Faculty Fellow and a Daniel P.

Ep 89: How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

Ep 89: How the Police are Escalating their Use of Social Media for Surveillance with Matt Cagle

Matt Cagle (@Matt_Cagle) is a Policy Attorney for Technology and Civil Liberties at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Matt attended law school at Stanford and has a BA in Latin American Studies and Political Science from the University of Arizona. Before joining the ACLU as a Policy Attorney, Matt worked as an associate with BlurryEdge Strategies, a San Francisco-based law practice advising startups on privacy issues. In this episode, we discussed: how the police

Ep 83: How Trump’s Surveillance of Muslims Affects the Rights of Innocent Civilians with Faiza Patel

Ep 83: How Trump’s Surveillance of Muslims Affects the Rights of Innocent Civilians with Faiza Patel

Faiza Patel (@FaizaPatelBCJ) serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear of Islam, and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD. Ms. Patel is the author of five reports: Rethinking Radicalization (2011); A Proposal for an NYPD Inspector General (2012); Foreign Law

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Ep 82: Decoding the New FCC Under Chairman Ajit Pai with Gigi Sohn

Gigi B. Sohn (@gigibsohn) served as counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, advising on a range of telecommunications and media policy issues. Previously, Sohn served from 2001 to 2013 as president and CEO of Public Knowledge, a D.C.-based public interest group working on intellectual property and other issues in the digital marketplace. She served as a project specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and as executive director of the Media

Ep 78: How to ‘Obfuscate’ Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Ep 78: How to ‘Obfuscate’ Your Identity for Privacy and Protest with Helen Nissenbaum

Helen Nissenbaum (@HNissenbaum) is on the faculty if Cornell Tech, on leave from NYU where she Professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Director of the Information Law Institute. Her eight books include Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with Mary Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010). Her research

Ep 76: Empowering Consumers to Protect their Privacy and Secure their Data with John Breyault

Ep 76: Empowering Consumers to Protect their Privacy and Secure their Data with John Breyault

John Breyault (@JammingEcono) is Vice President of Public Policy, Telecommunications and Fraud at the National Consumers League (NCL). John’s focus at NCL is on advocating for stronger consumer protections before Congress and federal agencies on issues related to telecommunications, fraud, technology, and other consumer concerns. In addition, John manages NCL’s Fraud Center and coordinates the Alliance Against Fraud coalition. John is also Research Director for the Telecommunications Research

Ep. 70: Race, Genetics and Reconciliation with Alondra Nelson

Ep. 70: Race, Genetics and Reconciliation with Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson (@alondra) is the Dean of Social Science at Columbia University. An interdisciplinary social scientist, she writes about the intersections of science, technology, medicine, and inequality. She is author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. Her latest book, The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome, was published in January. In this episode, we discussed: the

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Ep 65: What to Expect from Tech Policy Under Trump with Andy Schwartzman

Andrew Jay Schwartzman (@aschwa02) is the Benton Senior Counselor at the Institute for Public Representation of Georgetown University Law Center. He directed Media Access Project, a public interest media and telecommunications law firm, for 34 years. Mr. Schwartzman serves on the International Advisory Board of Southwestern Law School’s National Entertainment & Media Law Institute and on the Board of Directors of the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and was the Board