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Privacy Insight Series Webinar Highlights GDPR Benchmarking Research

July 31, 2017

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most sweeping change to data protection in the past 20 years, and will go into effect in less than a year. Its impact will be felt by every organization that does business in the EU, or handles personal information of EU citizens in any manner. We benchmarked the status of 200 U.S. companies’ efforts to meet privacy mandates in general, and in particular to meet the May 25, 2018 deadline for the GDPR. The survey was conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of TrustArc. On July 26, as the … Continue reading Privacy Insight Series Webinar Highlights GDPR Benchmarking Research

GDPR: DPIAs & Risk

July 26, 2017

  TrustArc Chief Data Governance Officer and General Counsel Hilary Wandall and Information Accountability Foundation (IAF) Executive Director and Chief Strategist Marty Abrams held a webinar where they spoke about the background, requirements, and examples of DPIAs, available on demand here. First, they reviewed how the first privacy assessment methodology was developed and how comprehensive data impact assessments originated to illustrate the evolution of privacy assessments. Then, they went on to explain how the newly required DPIAs differ from traditional PIAs. While traditional PIAs focus on technical requirements for compliance, DPIAs bring in larger ethical issues. Technical requirements focus on … Continue reading GDPR: DPIAs & Risk

TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report– Part 3 of 3

July 05, 2017

The results of the TrustArc / Dimensional research report on the status of U.S. Privacy and GDPR Compliance Programs will be shared in a three-part blog post series: To review Part 1, the General Privacy Market Results, click here To review Part 2: GDPR Compliance Results, click here Part 3: Privacy Program Implementation Results Companies report needing help in a wide range of areas, topped by GDPR planning, international data transfer, compliance reporting, conducting PIAs / DPIAs, and data inventory. Many GDPR implementation plans begin with conducting a data inventory; however, companies face three common challenges when it comes to data … Continue reading TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report– Part 3 of 3

TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report– Part 2 of 3

June 28, 2017

Part 2 of our three part series reviews results from the TrustArc / Dimensional research report on the status of U.S. Privacy and GDPR Compliance Programs. To review Part 1, the General Privacy Market Results, click here Part 3 will include Privacy Program Implementation Results. In Part 2 of this series, we will share the GDPR Compliance Results. For all companies responding, approximately 40% are still designing their GDPR plan and only about 10% have GDPR plans well underway. Many companies have a significant amount of GDPR implementation ahead of them. Responding companies have set aside relatively large budgets for … Continue reading TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report– Part 2 of 3

TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report – Part 1 of 3

June 20, 2017

This blog series will cover the results of a new privacy survey conducted in May of 2017 as part of the closing session at the TrustArc Privacy Risk Summit, held at the Bespoke Conference Center in San Francisco June 6, 2017. The survey, conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf of TrustArc, focused on the status of U.S. private sector efforts to meet privacy mandates in general and in particular to meet the May 25, 2018 deadline for the EU General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). The results will be shared in a three-part blog post series: Part 1: General Privacy Market Results Part 2: GDPR … Continue reading TrustArc Privacy and GDPR Compliance Research Report – Part 1 of 3

1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins

May 25, 2017

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) The EU GDPR is a law designed to enhance data protection for EU residents and provide a consolidated framework to guide business usage of personal data across the EU, replacing the patchwork of existing regulations and frameworks. The 200-plus page GDPR replaces the 20 year old Directive (95/46/EC). This new law has received a lot of attention due to its complexity  and the associated penalties for noncompliance. Fines can be up to 20,000,000 EUR or 4% of total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding year (whichever is higher). As a result, many organizations are … Continue reading 1 Year Until EU GDPR Enforcement Begins