Serious Privacy
Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to work we go: Transitioning into Privacy as an Experienced Professional (with Tom Besore)
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Serious Privacy
Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to work we go: Transitioning into Privacy as an Experienced Professional (with Tom Besore)
Sep 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 30
Paul Breitbarth and K Royal of TrustArc, Tom Besore

Privacy is the hottest new job market for attorneys and non-attorneys. Even more so when you consider the full range of data protection jobs. A few weeks ago, we spoke to Jared Coseglia with TRU STaffing about recruiting for functions in privacy. In this episode we look at the other side. What is it like for someone to get started in privacy, not by sheer coincidence like K Royal and Paul Breitbarth did many years ago, but by deliberate choice? Where do you get this crazy idea that a privacy career might be fun, what steps do you take and what is it like to start in privacy and data protection in 2020?

Our guest, Tom Besore, is an experienced Chicago-based lawyer, who identifies as Irish and American. In his own words, he has a long history in computers, electronics, radio and technology. In 2020, he shifted his primary interest to privacy and started executing on achieving that dream.

Join us as we discuss why one would turn to privacy from a different career-focus and how to do so. We touched on the recent CISCO report: From Privacy to Profit: Achieving Positive Returns on Privacy Investments, the Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff, the Marriott case in the UK, the Cambridge Analytica scandal , the first class action lawsuit in the Netherlands, and so many other notable privacy topics, including Intrusion by Design. As Tom says - success in this field takes passions, laser-focus, and the drive to niche opportunities.

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