Simplify for Success - Conversation with Jeff Jockisch

Jeff Jockisch, the Data Privacy Researcher at Privacy Plan, was on #SimplifyforSuccess, a podcast series presented by Meru Data and hosted by Priya Keshav to discuss IG programs.

Jeff spoke about privacy-enhancing technologies and what elements constitute a privacy-enhancing technology.

He also discussed the existence of data biases in analytics programs and the importance of testing to eliminate bias.

Listen to it here:

*Views and opinions expressed by guests do not necessarily reflect the view of Meru Data.*


Priya Keshav:

Hello everyone, welcome to our podcast around simplifying for success. Simplification requires discipline and clarity of thought. This is not often easy in today's rapid-paced work environment. We've invited a few colleagues in data and information governance space to share their strategies and approaches for simplification.

Today we'll be talking with Jeff Jockisch.

Hi Jeff, Welcome to the show.

Jeff Jockisch:

Yeah, great to be here.

Priya Keshav:

So, tell me a little bit about yourself. I think you're doing some very interesting things, and so I'd like to hear a little bit about what you do at Privacy Plan.

Jeff Jockisch:

Sure Priya, so I'm a data privacy researcher and I sort of live at the intersection of I guess privacy and data and I try to bring my background in data and cognitive computing and search engines and building datasets to my more recent interest in data privacy. About four years ago, I started working as a marketing manager for a data privacy company and realized that I really wanted to get more fully involved in data privacy. And I sort of moved around a little bit, sort of within my own mind as to how I wanted to do that, and I was trying to do some product sales in the data privacy world and then trying to develop my own product.

And I finally realized that I just really needed to do what I loved, which was. This was sort of data analysis and data manipulation and data research, and so I've taken those skills that I already knew how to do and do well and sort of applied them to the data privacy world and so. So that's where I am now, and it's turning out really great, so I'm doing something I love and just applying it to the data privacy world.

Priya Keshav:

So today we're going to talk about privacy-enhancing technology. So, what