Podcast: Tomas Sander of Intertrust discusses how privacy is related to freedom for the one-year anniversary of the GDPR

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By Elisabeth Kindig


In episode 6 of Tech Lightning Rounds, Beth Kindig interviews privacy experts to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted by the European Union on May 25th, 2018. Interviews are held in “lightning round” format, which are rapid interviews with tech experts for immediate depth on each topic.

Intertrust invented digital rights management nearly thirty years ago, pioneering privacy for the transfer of digital files and media since 1992. In this interview, Tomas Sander, the Data Protection Officer at Intertrust, provides an in-depth view on privacy pre-GDPR and also post-GDPR including how the regulations have put pressure on companies outside of the European Union to comply with the right to be forgotten and mandatory disclosures around data breaches.

Going beyond the GDPR, Sander discusses how data collected can help companies infer sensitive attributes about identity and behavior, even when the data sets are seemingly innocent. He emphasizes that having this lack of privacy can change the way a society works including the level of freedom we enjoy. Sander provides specific details around the dangers of lookalike modeling including a real-world case in Germany where the alt-right movement is using data to target voters for the general election.

Don’t miss this compelling interview with a privacy researcher and veteran, Tomas Sander.

Further reading: Some Tips on Organizational GDPR Compliance and Evaluating Privacy Management Tools by Tomas Sander

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