Simplify for Success - Conversation with Robin Meyer

Robin Meyer was on #SimplifyForSuccess, a podcast series presented by Meru Data and hosted by Priya Keshav.

Robin discussed the technique of tokenization and the advantages offered by it. She also spoke about her professional journey and TokenEx’s cloud data protection platform.

Thank you to Fesliyan Studios for the background music.

*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.

The importance of priority for data privacy and security has increased tremendously today for individuals, companies, and regulatory agencies. Businesses are having to rethink how to approach privacy, given the increasing awareness among consumers and the escalating focus from regulators. The cost of privacy compliance can be significant and it is very difficult to address privacy issues retroactively. A proactive and pragmatic approach to privacy is the only way forward. Companies are realizing this and incorporating PETs into their privacy-by-design process.

PETs or privacy enhancing technologies are a broad range of technologies that, in conjunction with changes to policies and business frameworks, make it possible for companies to be data-driven without compromising the privacy of their customers and employees. PETs help address privacy and security challenges in numerous ways to enable anonymity, pseudonymity, unlinkability and unobservability of data subjects. Today, we will talk about one such PET which is tokenization with the general counsel of TokenEx Robin Meyer. But before we get started, few disclaimers: the information covered does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. All views expressed are those of the individuals in their individual capacity and not of the firm they represent.

Hi Robin, welcome to the show.

Robin Meyer:

Hi Priya, thanks for having me.

Priya Keshav:

So tell me a little bit about yourself.

Robin Meyer:

I am General Counsel for a company called TokenEx, a company that provides business to business services. We do data tokenization, which I think we'll talk about a little bit more in a minute, and before this I was in public sector. Our state where I live had a consolidated IT environment and I was the first IT lawyer they hired and covered gosh everything in tech from fiber telecom, hardware software professional services, whatever it was and it came through us and I was embedded with the CIO and the CISO and the infrastructure group and all that. So one thing that came u