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The Data Drop Panel for March 2022

Host Debbie Reynolds and special guests take a deep dive into the noteworthy, concerning, and downright fascinating stories featured in recent episodes of the Data Drop News podcast.


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Debbie Reynolds: Hello my name is Debbie Reynolds. I'm a data privacy strategist and expert from Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Node Zero Community at the Data Collaboration Alliance. So welcome to the Data Drop Panel where every month we discuss some of the leading data privacy and data news around the world and talk about things that we think the audience would be we're care about.


So we're stripped from the headlines, but going a bit deeper on these things. So, you know, in this type of world where we have this fast paced eyebrow raising moves around data and privacy, it really makes us to do these types of panels. And I'm really happy to. The special guests here. So all the stories that we featured today also will be included in our sister data drop moves podcast, which delivers a four minute data prior to news round up every week.


So, without further ado, I want to introduce our guests today for the data drop panel. We have Jeff Jockisch who's a data researcher and principal at Privacy Plan, a data privacy consultancy and data set provider from Florida. Welcome to we have Samir Ahirrao. He's the founder and CEO of Ardent Privacy in Washington, DC and David Krugerwho's the VP of Strategy co-founder co-inventor of Absio corporation the creator of a software defined, distributed key cryptography from Texas. Hello. Well, before we get started Jeff junkets my buddy has a community announcement.


Jeff Jockisch: Just wanted to make sure the community of privacy pros out there knows that we have a new privacy gateway, which is a tool for privacy pros to be able to access a lot of new data sets that the Data Collaboration Alliance has available.

So it's in beta. Now, if you want to come check it out say it will be a link at the bottom of this. So check it out. It's a have a lot of great datasets that are available right at your fingertips. So please check it out and give us.


Debbie Reynolds: Thank you, Jeff. Really appreciate that update. Highly recommended people jump in over on these dead data sets. They're tremendously helpful, and it's really the only the best free resource I've ever seen is actually black. Right. So, let's start with our first first person news item. So, David let's start with your story. Google. Push back against changes to Australian privacy.


David Kruger: Yeah, I just thought this was interesting, especially in light of the fact of you know, Facebook's stock plummet and the sort of when I read this article, it's almost a little bit of a panicky undertone here.


With this line I'm quoted in the article Australia consumers benefit from being able to access free digital services funded by personal advertising and what I continue to see here. Is this tight coupling of free to targeted advertising, right? You know, you get this free service and this is how we paid for, you know, shut up and love it, kind of, kind of an attitude here.


But I think that one of the things that's interesting in our space is the, is this, there is a continued move to decouple the advertising model. You know, in a specific way. So back in 2002, when Google discovered that they were collecting this personal information, then they were primarily using it for user experience improvement, and then they found out they could repurpose that data and begin to target ads for, but now you have this host of of startups and using privacy enhancing technology.


That allow you to do that advertising without collecting that personal information. Right. In the technology has advanced so much that now setting up a separate facility just to crawl the web and catalog data and to be able to produce search results is a tiny fraction of what it used to call.


Right. So it's just interesting to think about what happens to Google and what happens to this this whole model when you can, the cost of delivering the search results, w