Decrypted Unscripted

Decrypted Unscripted

Data is the new gold. In the era of COVID-19, companies that have mastered the digital landscape will lead the way to reopening economies across the globe. In Decrypted Unscripted, we examine the privacy landscape, from regulatory developments to litigation trends. Hosted by Perkins Coie partners Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman, we explore strategies for compliance with evolving privacy laws through unscripted conversations with C-suite execs, regulators, and leading privacy and data security professionals. These timely discussions are essential listening for anyone managing data as a pre-tangible asset and preparing vigorous defenses against the next wave of privacy and data security class actions.

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September 24, 2021 49 min
Bill Marczak joins David Biderman on Decrypted Unscripted to discuss why he focuses on nation-state use of big data analysis as well as more targeted surveillance. He tells the story of his work with Bahraini activist Ahmed Mansoor, how he determined he was being targeted by Pegasus spyware, and how that prompted Bill’s subsequent work with Amnesty International. Bill also gives his tips on how to tell if your phone has been hacked...
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With the recent attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and JBS Food, ransomware has become a serious national security issue. Join Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman in a discussion with Philip Reiner about the critical importance of establishing basic internet security standards. Phillip believes that our neglect in this area has been inexplicable if not inexcusable, and describes how his Institute for Security and Technology ...
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Anja Shortland joins Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman to discuss how the underground ransomware ecosystem functions and why cybersecurity experts have created a scale to define the reliability of information hostage-takers. She outlines some of the simple data protections that companies can follow to comply with President Biden’s executive order and shares how cyber insurance helps or hinders real-life information safet...
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Join Dominique Shelton Leipzig and Los Angeles Police Commission President Eileen Decker in an illuminating perspective on the Commission’s use of automated license plate reader (APLR) technology. This technology was discussed by NYU Professor Barry Friedman, founder of the NYU Policing Project. The NYU Policing Project brings together stakeholders, business representatives, police departments, and the community to tackle the techn...
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Join Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman in their fascinating conversation with New York University Law School Professor Barry Friedman, as he discusses his work founding the Policing Project. The Policing Project brings together stakeholders, business representatives, police departments, and the community to tackle the technology-driven issues at the intersection of public safety and social justice. Professor Friedman add...
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Join Dominique and David and their guests Howard Wu and Sina Kian of Aleo. Howard and Sina care about privacy and the dangers of blockchain transparency. They describe how they have used Zero Knowledge Proof to change the way transactions on blockchain are verified so that the verification can be done privately—not only protecting the users’ personal data but dramatically extending the design space for applications. They tell us h...
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Join Dominique and David as they speak with Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-Large US of the Financial Times, about her new book, Anthro-Vision which describes vividly how big data cannot solve all problems and in fact creates blinders and biases that can be uncovered with an anthropological lens. Gillian is no slouch. She predicted the 2008 financial crisis based on her studies of the tribal customs of hig...
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Kurtis Minder is the founder and CEO of GroupSense. He is one of very few with significant experience negotiating with the “bad guys” during ransomware attacks. GroupSense offers digital risk protection from threats across all environments, and Kurtis himself has over 20 years of information security experience spanning operations, design, and business development. He has successfully guided the company in developing an innovative ...
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In this conversation, Dominique and David talk with cybersecurity expert Vinu Nair who works for one of the world’s largest cyber insurers. Vinu discusses not only the trends for preventing cyberattacks, but also what companies can do today to prevent future damage to their brand and value. The conversation covers the importance of cyber for corporate leaders in the C-suite and the boardroom, as well as recent ransomware attacks o...
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CSI meets CCPA and you will love it. Dr. Mason is a world leader in genetic mapping and genomics and professor of Physiology and Biophysics, and Computational Genomics at Weill Cornell Medical College. He talks about the privacy of your personal genetic code and ways that can be protected. As Chris says, without protections “Once your dna code is out there, it is out there” and if you have had some episodes in life you would soon...
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Massachusetts Activist Kade Crockford at the ACLU described to David and Dominique how Kade worked with Boston Celtics players to Urge Social Justice and Anti-Discrimination in that state’s facial recognition law.
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Dominique and David speak to Perkins Coie alumni, Jim Sfekas. Jim left Perkins to join Microsoft in 2012 and now leads Microsoft’s cybersecurity legal function. Jim talks about the tensions between protecting the internet, which requires tracking of criminals across the globe, and the goals of privacy to make data uses transparent. Through discussion, the group sees how the two goals of security and privacy can work together.
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Join Dave Biderman and Dominique Shelton Leipzig in a discussion with Ron Whitworth, chief privacy officer of Truist, one of the largest financial institutions in the United States. Ron will share about how financial institutions find themselves contending with global privacy laws, though they already are some of the world’s most highly regulated entities.
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Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman have an inspiring conversation with Jessica Rich, the former head of the Commercial Division of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a current professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Jessica discusses how the United States can regain leadership in the area of data, even as we await a federal privacy law.
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Dominique Shelton Leipzig and David Biderman meet with Google’s Chief Privacy Officer Keith Enright, one of the world’s most engaged privacy officers. Their conversation includes a discussion of Google’s public-private partnerships and how the efforts are helping tackle broad societal challenges like COVID-19.
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Do you own a company and ever worry about whether our practices are meeting new privacy laws. You are not alone. There are 142 + countries with data protection laws around the globe. US is one of the most litigious countries around the world. Here David and Dominique speak to famed US privacy lawyer Scott Kamber about how privacy litigation has evolved over the past 30 years and what we can learn about the future with so much ...
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Join us for a gripping conversation with Julie Cordua, chief executive officer of Thorn, an anti-human trafficking organization founded by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Thorn’s mission is to develop technology to defend children from abuse online and to remove all child sexual abuse material from the internet. Thorn's technology has helped identify more than 14,000 child victims of abuse and has reduced investigative time by m...
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Join Dominique and David in a wide-ranging conversation with Kalinda Raina, vice president, chief privacy officer for LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional social networking site. Their discussion will include Kalinda’s career path, her current worldwide responsibilities, and the challenge of adhering to the privacy demands of the LinkedIn community and the multiple state and national privacy laws.
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Zoe Philippides was the Chief Privacy Officer of Amgen, a Southern California pharmaceutical company focused on developing state-of-the-art treatments and drugs. She is now the Chief Privacy Officer of one of the largest healthcare providers in the country. Zoe shares her journey through the privacy world and the critical privacy issues that a cutting-edge company such as Amgen confronts.
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COVID-19 has made it clear that the future of health is technology. From apps and contact tracing to websites announcing virus testing and vaccines, technology is at the core. In this episode, David and Dominique speak with Verily Inc.’s General Counsel Cynthia Patton about her journey to leading the legal department of one of the most technologically savvy life science and healthcare companies in the world. Owned by Alphabet, Inc...
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