Tech Talk: States Take On Privacy; Realizing the Potential of Fintech

Written by Brian Wesolowski

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

This episode is all about privacy and data

First we take a look at how states are filling the void when it comes to shaping pro-privacy policies for internet users. The federal government is mostly failing to address privacy, and in some cases, eroding existing protections for consumers. Natasha Duarte and Vijay Kasschau from CDT’s Data & Privacy share updates on why states are taking action, which states are leading the ways, and issues that might be addressed this year.

And then we shift our focus to a sector where data can improve our lives – the financial sector. We would all likely welcome some more support in managing our finances, but as fintech becomes more prevalent and new services pop up, who ultimately has control of our financial data? Is it the banks or is it us, the consumers? Steve Boms of Yodlee joined us to share his perspective on the issue.

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