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Automating Privacy Incident and Breach Response: An Interview with Andy Lunsford

Privacy law compliance and data breach response involve tasks of great complexity and scale that can quickly overwhelm an organization’s privacy team. Technologies have emerged to automate these tasks, but there are many decisions to make about which tasks to automate and which solutions to use. I recently had a chance to chat with Andy Lunsford is […]

Why Privacy Matters: An Interview with Neil Richards

Professor Neil Richards has published a new book, Why Privacy Matters (Oxford University Press 2021), and it’s the perfect holiday gift for anyone interested in privacy. Neil Richards is one of the world’s leading privacy experts. He holds the Koch Distinguished Chair in Law at Washington University in St. Louis where he also directs the Cordell […]

A Provocative Critique of Privacy Law: An Interview with Ari Waldman

Ari Waldman Interview

I’m delighted to be interviewing Professor Ari Waldman (Northeastern Law), who has published Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press 2021), a provocative new book about privacy law and privacy programs at corporations. In his book, Ari delivers an eviscerating critique of privacy law and of the approach to […]

Panoptic Surveillance and Privacy’s Future: An Interview with Oscar Gandy

Back in 1993, Professor Oscar Gandy, Jr. wrote one of the most insightful and prescient books about privacy: The Panoptic Sort: A Political Economy of Personal Information. Oscar Gandy is an emeritus professor with the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, having retired from active teaching in 2006. He has continued to publish in […]

Developments in Data Incident Response: An Interview with Mahmood Sher-Jan

I had the great opportunity to interview Mahmood Sher-Jan about new developments in data incident response. Mahmood Sher-Jan, CHPC, is the Founder and CEO of RadarFirst, a company dedicated to applying innovation and software technology to address the growing data privacy and security challenges faced by organizations that maintain regulated personal data. He holds patents in incident management, fraud prevention, […]

Covid-19 and Data Breach Litigation: An Interview of Daniel Raymond

The global pandemic has affected everything. COVID-19 is not just grinding trials to a halt and foreclosing live, in-person judicial proceedings, it has changed the class action litigation landscape, including data breach class actions. I recently had the opportunity to discuss the pandemic’s impact on data breach class actions with Daniel Raymond, a cyber & tech claims manager […]

The Deal with Data Rights: An Interview with Heather Federman

Numerous privacy laws are requiring that companies provide individuals with data rights — rights to access their data, correct their data, learn about uses of their data, delete their data, and more. Administering these rights can be quite complicated for organizations.  

The Impact of the Schrems II Decision: An Interview with Wim Nauwelaerts

Schrems II

In Facebook Ireland Ltd. v. Maximillian Schrems (Schrems II) (July 16, 2020), the European Court of Justice (CJEU) invalidated the Privacy Shield, a widely-used method to transfer personal data from the EU to the US. The decision also put other data transfer mechanisms—Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) and Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs)—into significant doubt. The court’s concern was the deficiency of […]

Developing a Multi-Jurisdictional Approach to Privacy Laws — An Interview with K Royal

Global Privacy Law

I’m thrilled to interview K Royal, Senior Director, Western Region, Privacy, at TrustArc. K has had a long career in privacy law, having served as privacy counsel for several companies. She’s also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University. Prof Solove: What is the need for a multi-jurisdictional approach to privacy laws? K Royal: With the European […]

Entering the New Age of Privacy in the US: Learning from GDPR — An Interview with Daniel Barber

I had the chance to interview Daniel Barber, CEO and Co-founder of DataGrail. DataGrail is a purpose-built privacy management platform that ensures sustained compliance with the GDPR, CCPA, and forthcoming regulations. Their customers span a variety of industries and include Databricks, Plexus Worldwide, TRI Pointe Homes, Outreach, Intercom, and SaaStr. Daniel and I spoke about the lessons […]