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“I have a quick question…..” 0

“I have a quick question…..”

The conversation starts with …. I have a quick question..It’s never quick to ask or quick to answer – especially when to really answer the question, more information is required. I should never say...

Explaining “Privacy Attorney” 0

Explaining “Privacy Attorney”

People often ask me what I do as an attorney (disclaimer….I do not take clients, I work for a company). When I say I’,m a privacy attorney, the reactions range from polite confusion to...

Microwaves, wiretapping, and genetics 0

Microwaves, wiretapping, and genetics

Thanks to a friend and colleague, Prof. Gary Marchant at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, I was invited to join Gary and Caroline Lynch to speak with 3TV’s Politics Unplugged’s Dennis...

User or Loser: two factor authentication 0

User or Loser: two factor authentication

This week I have received 5 “congratulations,  your email blanketyblank.royal@gmail.com has been created. ” But for two factor authentication,  I would be hacked. Let’s discuss what this is and why you need it. Two...

Privacy Officers are like Washing Machines 2

Privacy Officers are like Washing Machines

Privacy Officers (whether attorneys or non-attorneys) are a lot like washing machines. Aside from the obvious resemblance that we handle dirty laundry, let’s consider some of the other similarities. If there is no agitation...

Do-Si-Do – dancing with privacy: Trump and Cybersecurity 0

Do-Si-Do – dancing with privacy: Trump and Cybersecurity

During the current U.S. president’s administration, we have seen a tremendous effort in protecting digital assets and cybersecurity. Industry experts tend to feel that although the initiatives do not take us as far as...

“I think I’m Doing Too Much” 0

“I think I’m Doing Too Much”

I think I’m doing too much. My family had never heard me say those words. Never. And I don’t just mean my kids – my mom, everyone/no one. Those who know me might recognize...

Lights! Camera! Privacy! wuuuut 0

Lights! Camera! Privacy! wuuuut

What?? Movies about privacy? I mean, cutting edge, action-packed, thriller movies about privacy! Not since the Alfred Hitchcock horror classic Psycho where the poor girl’s privacy was blown to bits (or stabbed to bits) has...

ACC WITH: Global Women in Law 0

ACC WITH: Global Women in Law

Tonight, a dream came true. A vision took form. The Association of Corporate Counsel (the organization for in-house attorneys with about 40,000 members worldwide) launched their global initiative supporting women attorneys. It all started...

Why Work in Privacy? 0

Why Work in Privacy?

Often, when asked what I do, the person is totally flummoxed when I respond that I am a privacy attorney. Sometimes, they will even ask – what does that mean? Well, if I said I...

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