As the year 2020 came to a close, so did season 1 of the hit new podcast, Serious Privacy. Hosts Paul Breitbarth and K Royal managed to record an impressive 2,037 minutes of content with the 47 episodes they published last year, which resulted in over 25,000 downloads.

The Serious Privacy podcast covered everything from breaking news in the data privacy world to what it’s like to actually have a career in privacy.

If you’re a new listener, you can’t go wrong with any of these top 10 episodes from season 1 of the Serious Privacy podcast.

#10 – Episode 37 – Privacy’s Perfect Storm: A Technical Tempest in a Teapot

In this episode, Paul and K invited Stuart N. Brotman, author of “Privacy’s Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times” to the podcast to discuss everything from public-private data sharing to password management. 

#9 – Episode 25 – Get Schooled: Professor Solove’s Insight on Privacy Development

Professor Dan Solove joined Paul and K to talk about the CPRA, implications of the Schrems-II decisions, and developments around privacy legislation and enforcement.

#8 – Episode 27 – There are no Divas in Privacy: How you can enter the Privacy Profession

The privacy job market is booming! Guest Jared Coseglia, CEO of TRU Staffing Partners, shared what he has learned over the years on what makes someone successful in the privacy profession. 

#7 – Episode 14 – Should You Stay or Should you Go [Back to Work?] A Discussion on Returning to Work

In this episode, Paul and K chat about the privacy implications of “returning to work” during the COVID-19 pandemic

#6 – Episode 33 – The Present State of Privacy: A Gift that Keeps Giving

Merck Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Chris Foreman joined the podcast to give his views on the Schrems-II decision, CCPA, Prop 24, South Korea, LGPD, clinical trials and other twists to privacy law.

#5 – Episode 16 – The GDPR at 2 years: Time to Celebrate?

Paul and K were joined by TrustArc’s own CEO Chris Babel to celebrate the GDPR’s second “birthday.” They looked at lessons learned over the past two years and reviewed activities by consumers, businesses, and regulators.

#4 – Episode 32 – In the Zone – the Privacy Zone: Newest Developments in Privacy

With this episode, Paul and K return to their roots of covering privacy news and developments, during one of the busiest weeks for privacy in 2020. 

#3 – Episode 12 – Privacy on the Front Lines: A View from LA

COVID-19 has sparked many discussions about privacy as the use of technology helps contain the spread of the virus. But with all this data being used to monitor contact, are the proper privacy protections being put in place?

These and many other topics were discussed with Lillian Russell, Chief Privacy Officer for the County of Los Angeles.

#2 – Episode 15 – Wildly Successful: An Unexpected Career in Privacy

The topic of careers in privacy has made the list once again! In this episode, Paul and K are joined by Emerald de Leeuw, Privacy Lead in EMEA at Logitech. They spoke about building out a career in privacy, being underestimated and staying sane while working hard.

#1 – Episode 24 – What Now Right Now? Assessment of the EU Schrems II Decision

It would be impossible to have a privacy podcast and not discuss the Schrems II decision! One day after news of the decision, Paul and K talked with Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna of the Future of Privacy Forum and Sophie in ’t Veld, Dutch member of the European Parliament.

They discussed their reactions to the decision, their expectations, and their recommendations of what would happen next.

Season 2 of the Serious Privacy podcast starts next week! New episodes can be heard on our website, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.