Where is and who has my data? Today’s data privacy environment.


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Most believe companies and the government track and monitor their online and offline activities. Most adults think going through a day without data collected about them is impossible. Data-driven products and services are often marketed with the potential to save users time and money, but do they do that? Of course, most adults see risks as they continue to hit yes on every cookie banner. But we contradict our beliefs as we accept cookies without reading the text. And once we say yes, where are all our data stored? If our data is in the cloud, the answer is that we don’t know where it is. Most likely, it is spread across data centers worldwide because most cloud providers back up the data across multiple sites. So this means that our data probably exists simultaneously in more than one place, possibly across different countries or continents is possible? In this episode, we discuss the current situation surrounding data and privacy and the future.

Speaker Information:

Tilman Harmeling is a Senior Expert in Privacy at Usercentrics. Usercentrics is a global market leader in Consent Management Platforms (CMP). We enable businesses to collect, manage and document user consent on websites and apps to achieve compliance with global privacy regulations while facilitating high consent rates and building trust with their customers. Usercentrics believes in creating a healthy balance between data privacy and data-driven business, delivering solutions for every enterprise size. Having focused on privacy’s business and technical complexities throughout his career, Tilman has gained significant and varied experience in privacy markets. He joined Usercentrics in 2018, and as Senior Expert in Privacy, his goals are to understand the ever-changing privacy landscape and find opportunities for innovation. He works with global enterprises and universities and is a sought-after speaker on current privacy topics at events like PrivSec Global, OMR, DMEXCO, the BCG MarTech Series, and Leadership Beyond Borders.