September 23, 2020

Episode 128: Creating a Privacy Culture with Spotify’s Vivian Byrwa

A photograph of Vivian Byrwa.

Leading on privacy means more than compliance and technical solutions. To excel, companies should also foster a privacy culture.

Vivian Byrwa, our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, discusses how cultural guardrails can reinforce policy and technical guardrails. Vivian is the privacy counsel at Spotify and has close to a decade of experience focusing on privacy and its implications for companies.

You’ll Hear About:

  • Privacy culture and how internal attitudes can affect data protection and privacy.
  • The importance of policy and technical guardrails but also the need for cultural guardrails.
  • The difference between being compliant and doing the right thing, when privacy and ethics intersect.

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Who is Vivian Byrwa?

Vivian Byrwa has spent nearly a decade focused on privacy and how it affects companies. Her focus on privacy began while working at Herrick, Feinstein LLP and later at Davis & Gilbert LLP. She joined Spotify in 2019 as the first and only U.S. based privacy counsel and helps develop and maintain Spotify’s global privacy program with a focus on advertising and marketing, creator related issues and student data.

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