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EDPS On Air

EDPS on Air

Welcome to the EDPS On Air!

Here, we strive to create a variety of informative and entertaining content to suit all of your interests in data protection. From interviews with thought-provoking experts to deep dives into current events. Our goal is to provide information on EDPS's work and to explore the EU data protection and privacy framework.

Currently, we offer a monthly issue with highlights from the EDPS Newsletter called The EDPS Newsletter Digest. Topics focus on our latest Opinions, formal comments, blogposts and publications, as well as on the EDPS external activities in events. Here you will be able to grasp essential elements of the EDPS work.

However, EDPS On Air hosts also single podcasts and short series. With the help of various experts, we touch upon different topics related to AI, technology, EU data protection law and compliance.

So sit back, relax, and join us as we explore a wide range of topics and share our insights with you.

Podcast episodes

20 Talks - Ayleen Charlotte: Leading voice on the Netflix show "The Tinder Swindler"

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Miriam Cakurdova & Francesco Albinati

On the special occasion of Valentine’s Day, this episode dives into the topic of online scams when looking for romance and love. Our guest, Ayleen Charlotte, has been seen on screens in the Netflix show “The Tinder Swindler”. She is a leading voice against fraud and online scams, awarded as Scam Fighter person of the year 2023. This episode is...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 10

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

In this episode: how can the confidentiality of communications be protected; the privacy impact of combatting migrant smuggling; what are children's online habits and its consequences and more.

Newsletter Digest - Bonus Episode #2

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

Happy Data Protection Day! In this Bonus Episode #2 of the Newsletter Digest podcast, we had a chat with the EDPS' data protection officer. He shared with us what it's like to be a DPO, and what he thinks the future holds for this profession. Have a listen now!

Newsletter Digest - Episode 9

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

In this Episode #9, you can learn about what are some of the technologies to watch in 2024, can social media be used to identify and prevent diseases, news about data protection officers and much more.

TechDispatch Talks #2 - Explainable Artificial Intelligence

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

Dive into the world of Explainable Artificial Intelligent (XAI) in our newest episode of TechDispatch Talks. The adoption of AI is rapidly growing in sectors such as healthcare, finance, transportation, manufacturing and entertainment. Its increasing popularity in recent years is largely due to its ability to automate tasks, such as processing large amounts of information or identifying patterns, and its...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 8

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

Newsletter Digest - episode 8 is out now! Learn more about two evolving technologies: Artificial Intelligence and the Digital Euro. Followed by a special Q&A session on cybersecurity tips.

Newsletter Digest - Episode 7

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

Dive into our latest episode of Newsletter Digest where we unravel the ever-evolving digital regulatory landscape and GDPR; explore a new EU-U.S Data Privacy framework; share our attempts to protect personal information in financial world; and how to protect the identity of whistleblowers denouncing acts of pollution.

Newsletter Digest - Episode 6

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

In this episode of the Newsletter Digest, find out more about our decision on the Court of Justice of the EU's use of cloud video conferencing services; the Supervisor's visit to Japan for his participation in the G7 roundtable of data protection and privacy authorities, our latest audits, what happens when an organisation breaches the GDPR, and learn how you...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 5

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Julia Hodder & Francesco Albinati

In this episode, learn more about the role of a data protection officer, explainable artificial intelligence, and processing data to combat crime.

TechDispatch Talks #1 - Central Bank Digital Currency

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Julia Hodder & Francesco Albinati

The 1st episode of TechDispatch Talks focuses on Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Countries around the world are examining whether they should offer central bank money to the public not only as banknotes and coins, but also in digital form. Stefano Leucci, Legal and Technology Officer at the EDPS, helps us exploring CBDC and its impact on data protection. For...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 4

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Julia Hodder & Francesco Albinati

In this episode, learn more about our new EDPS Strasbourg Office, Europe Day, our Coordinated Enforcement Action with the European Data Protection Board, and more.

Newsletter Digest - Bonus Episode

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Julia Hodder & Francesco Albinati

The Newsletter Digest bonus episode features what the EDPS has accomplished in 2022 and what is next in store for the EU institutions’ independent data protection supervisory authority. Our guest is the EDPS himself, Wojciech Wiewiórowski, as he takes stock of the work done, and discusses his priorities for the rest of his EDPS mandate. Subscribe to our Podcast series...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 3

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Julia Hodder & Francesco Albinati

This episode brings to you news about our pilot project on NextCloud and the use of Open Source Software; personal data and public safety; a quick guide to EDPS investigations and to wrap up, a little bit about EDPS history.

Fame vs Privacy: alternative social media platforms vs future challenges for policymakers

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EDPS trainees

Are alternative social media platforms a possible solution to protect young people online? In this third and final episode, find out more about federated social media platforms, their differences between centralised and decentralised platforms and privacy implications, with Francesco Albinati, Digital Media Coordinator at the EDPS; and Robert Riemann, Technology and Privacy Officer at the EDPS. They will introduce you...

Fame vs Privacy: how to combat emerging risks targeting vulnerable users of social media

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EDPS trainees

In this episode, we discuss the emerging risks that Gen Z and Gen Alpha may face when using social media, from fake news, behavioural advertising, to the abhorrent crime of online child sexual abuse. According to the European Parliament, it is reported that suspected online child sexual abuse has increased by 35% from 2021 to 2022, most of which were...

Fame vs Privacy: 15 seconds of fame for loss of personal data. What does data protection mean to GEN Z and GEN Alpha digital users?

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EDPS trainees

With 77% of Gen Z willing to share personal data with big social media companies to become famous on social media, and 45% of Gen Z and Gen Alpha believing that companies should not be able to give their personal data to third parties, this first podcast episode explores these two generations’ relationship with data and privacy. Against this background...

Newsletter Digest - Episode 2

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

This episode will focus on our main stories are the top three consultations and complaints of 2022, an update on personal data breaches; and what you may have to do if you are planning a holiday in 2023.

Newsletter Digest - Episode 1

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Julia Hodder & Miriam Cakurdova

In this episode, we will update you on the donation of organs and data protection; the EU Media Freedom Act; our latest conference on data protection and criminal justice; the IPEN Webinar on the central bank digital currency and other EDPS events; which technologies are worth monitoring in 2023; and an introduction to our new alternative platforms where you can...

AI and I: A three-step approach to Artificial Intelligence: Episode 3 - Regulating AI. The paradox of Achilles and the tortoise

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EDPS trainees

Welcome to the final episode of the three-part podcast series focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, created by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). In the previous episodes, we discussed the concept of AI and the applications of AI technologies. We also analysed some of the most relevant data protection...

AI and I: A three-step approach to Artificial Intelligence: Episode 2 - Debating AI. Impact and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights

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EDPS trainees

Welcome to the second episode of this podcast series focused on a three-step approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and European Data Protection Board (EDPB). The second episode of this podcast, “ Debating AI. Impact and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence on Human Rights ”, begins with a discussion on how...

AI and I: A three-step approach to Artificial Intelligence: Episode 1 - Understanding AI. Types, uses and risks

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EDPS trainees

Welcome to the first episode of the three-part podcast series: AI and I: A three-step approach to Artificial Intelligence , created by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which explore specific aspects of Artificial Intelligence technologies (AI) in our society. AI has become quite a hot topic in the current public...

Digital Identity Wallet: Episode 3 - Digital Euro

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EDPS trainees

Welcome to the final episode of a three-part podcast series focused on the EU Digital Identity Wallet (DIW), organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor and European Data Protection Board. The European Commission has introduced a legislative proposal for a European Digital Identity, which will be available to all EU citizens, residents, and businesses. Citizens will be...

Digital Identity Wallet: Episode 2 - Ethical Questions

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EDPS trainees

In what ways will the DIW affect the consumer behaviour of citizens, especially of those with low digital literacy? How can the DIW be of benefit to people with a vulnerable background? Welcome to the second episode of a three-part podcast series focused on the EU Digital Identity Wallet (DIW), organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor...

The EU Digital Identity Wallet: Episode 1 - An Overview

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EDPS trainees

What is it and how does it work? What are its key data protection benefits and risks? Welcome to the first episode of a three-part podcast series focused on the EU Digital Identity Wallet (DIW), organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor and European Data Protection Board. In this first episode, we introduce the EU DIW and...

Democratic Societies In the Digital Age 3: Emerging Technologies and Future Challenges

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EDPS trainees

Do All Roads Lead to Datocracy? Technology is constantly evolving and every second it passes its evolving even faster and their impact on our societies is getting greater. That is why on this third and last episode of the podcast series "Democratic Societies in the Digital Age", organized by the EDPS and EDPB trainees, we look at "Emerging Technologies and...

Democratic Societies In the Digital Age 2: Dark Patterns and Online Manipulation

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EDPS trainees

Do All Roads Lead to Datocracy? Welcome to the second episode of the podcast series focused on Democratic Societies in the Digital Age, organised by the trainees of the European Data Protection Supervisor and European Data Protection Board. Each episode focused on different technological developments that interlace concerns about data protection and about democracy. These podcast series aim to enlighten...

Democratic Societies in the Digital Age 1: Mass Surveillance and Facial Recognition

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EDPS trainees

Do All Roads Lead to Datocracy? Our generation sees the development and deployment of disruptive technologies at a high rate in contexts affecting both everyday life on an individual level and the functioning of democracies. The European Union takes pride in advocating for democratic values and fundamental rights, among which we find digital rights. Yet, upholding these is a constant...

#DebatingEthics Conversation 3:Data and the environment

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Christian D'Cunha, Head of the Private Office of the Supervisor

A conversation on migration, climate change and the role of technology. The speakers of this podcast will discuss on sustainable digital models in a fast changing world.

#DebatingEthics Conversation 1: The relationship between ethics and the law

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Giovanni Buttarelli & Wojciech Wiewiórowski

First episode of a three conversations on ethical implication of technology and the use of data in a data driven society. Ethics should be embedded in technology development following key principles of GDPR such as Privacy by Default and Privacy by Design.