In the U.S., it’s easy to look at overseas privacy legislation like GDPR and conclude it’s a reaction to worrying data practices from today’s tech giants.

In reality, European privacy legislation can trace its roots back to the nightmarish authoritarian regimes of postwar Europe — and the necessity of securing a future free from repeating these governmental abuses.

That’s just one of the many privacy insights my latest guest, Jason Powell, GRC and Privacy Consultant at Pivot Point Security, opened my eyes to. He joins the show to share more than just the history of privacy — he brings a ton of useful ways you can begin preparing for the future of privacy, too.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why GDPR is the granddaddy of privacy legislation
  • What you need to know to handle privacy — whether it’s for compliance or just good business practice
  • Why, despite some overlap, privacy and security are really their own domains and should be (ideally) treated as such 

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