Unusual Gathering | Episode XVIII | Guests Lisa Hawke and Kevin Gosschalk

Conversations At The Intersection Of IT Security And Society

Lisa Hawke | Kevin Gosschalk

Sean Martin | Marco Ciappelli

This Episode:

The Perception of Privacy and How It Changes Depending on Your Perspective

We recorded this week’s Unusual Gatherings Weekly Podcast on January 28, 2019, which happens to be Data Privacy Day, an international effort coordinated by NCSA (National Cyber Security Alliance—aka Stay Safe Online) to create awareness about the importance of respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

While the half-day seminar brought together a large number of media outlets from around the country to attend the event live at LinkedIn’s headquarters in San Francisco, ITSPmagazine is proud to be the media partner for this event. We believe so much in what the NCSA stands for and what they are doing that we are also working diligently on an ongoing strategic alliance with the NCSA; expect great things from us as we support all that they work so passionately for!


In today’s podcast we discuss the topic of Data Privacy Day and so much more around the concept of data privacy and how it can change shape according to who is looking at the information, when, and from what angle. It’s all about perspective.

The main title for the Data Privacy Day event was
A New Era In Privacy

We sure agree that it is, and this is exactly what you will hear us talking about in this conversation.

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Here are some of the topics we discussed:

What does ‘A New Era in Privacy’ mean? 

What “privacy” is from different perspectives: organizations as a whole, organizations’ marketing teams, organizations’ legal teams, third-party supply chain, and, of course, the consumer.

What is the difference between Privacy and Identity, and is there a line (or gray area) between the two in our digital society?

Privacy as a human right takes center stage when the historical context makes it more relevant; the present is one of those moments in time — the future even more so.

Is the easiest way to think about and maintain control of our privacy the affirmative opt-in/opt-out model?

How much has GDPR influenced companies, governments and individuals… even outside of the EU?

Convenience + Security + Privacy + Knowledge + Education + Safety
Can we balance them all?

Only if we proactively talk about what’s needed and then take action.
You can start now with this podcast.