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The Privacy Pact

An ITSP podcast series with Debra J. Farber

"Despite what many people claim, privacy is certainly not dead. On the contrary, it has never been so alive."


Tune in for a new episode, almost every Tuesday.

It's all about trust!

Here is where we discuss how data privacy, information governance, and technology truly intersect. We'll explore what privacy really means in the age of big data, IoT, and AI. We will focus on practical ways to maintain control over our personal data while encouraging organizations to collect and use our data responsibly.

We'll delve into current public policy and technical issues around data protection, explore how to transition into a data privacy career, and discuss practical ways in which we can apply privacy-by-design (PbD) principles to new technologies as they emerge and are implemented across industry sectors and regulatory regimes to engender consumer trust. 

But wait! There's more. Through this podcast show, we will bring awareness to everyday risks to your personal information, what you can do to mitigate those risks, and how to talk to kids about good data hygiene practices and how to stay safe online. 

As evidenced by the booming data protection industry, privacy is certainly not dead! It's very much alive and thriving. 

- Debra J. Farber

Tune in for a new episode, almost every Tuesday. Also, check out some great privacy resources below.

See and Hear Debra Live During Her Experts Panel at Black Hat USA 2017

Debra's Chronicles

Recent Episodes


Episode IV

No more FUD! Effective Tactics for Communicating Complex Privacy & Security Issues

Debra Farber had a lively discussion with Melanie Ensign, Head of Privacy & Security Communications at Uber, Board Member at Women in Security & Privacy, and Lead Press Goon for DEF CON, about the effective tactics for messaging complex privacy and security issues internally and to the public at large. How can organizations earn and keep trust? Is there more than just compliance? Tune in to find out.

Episode III
Voter Privacy, How List-building Data in The Digital Age Can Become A Surveillance Tool

Nuala O'Connor, President & CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology sits down with Debra Farber, Host of The Privacy Pact, to discuss voter privacy, ways in which list-building can serve as a means of surveillance, the important role that institutions play within a democracy, and securing voting technology.

Episode II
How Can We Design For Trusted Experiences In The Digital Ecosystem?

Ilana Westerman, CEO of digital strategy, design, and research firm, Create with Context chats with ITSPmagazine's Debra Farber about designing for trust. She opines on what creates trusted experiences, why it's so hard to create transparency, what we can learn from the ad industry, and why current control dashboards don't give people real choice.

Episode I
What Is "The Privacy Pact," And Why We Really Need It

Debra Farber introduces her new radio show on ITSPmagazine - The Privacy Pact. Scheduled to air roughly every Tuesday on ITSP Radio, Debra shares her vision for her show with co-founders Marco Ciappelli and Sean Martin.

"Despite what many people claim, privacy is certainly not dead. On the contrary, it has never been so alive."

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