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Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

January 31, 2017

31 January 2017 By Hilary Wandall General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer, TRUSTe Trying to solve a problem, determine the optimal course of action or make a critical decision in the absence of meaningful data not only is frustrating – it can yield undesirable outcomes. It’s like driving without a map or hiking without a compass, let alone precise GPS. Or, like trying to communicate with a friend, whose last name you don’t remember how to spell, without a phone number, email address or Twitter handle. In recent years, many business leaders have realized that connected devices, systems and … Continue reading Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

January 25, 2017

Yesterday we had Ray Everett, Principal Consultant (US), TRUSTe, Veronika Tonry, President, Privacy KnowHow, former Global Privacy Manager at Chevron and Applied Materials, and Guy Sereff, Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications share which tools and resources companies are using to conduct data inventories. Our speakers shared some of the biggest “lessons learned” from when they conducted Data Inventories for the first time, so that you can avoid them. There is no “one size fits all” approach – you should conduct these exercises in a way that fits with your company culture. Once you’ve received the support for the project, make … Continue reading Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

January Event Spotlight: Data Inventory & Meeting GDPR Compliance; Data Privacy Day

January 10, 2017

Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance January 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am PST Online Webinar Where’s your data? Understanding the data flows and data policies and procedures across the Company is the foundation of any privacy and data governance program and essential for GDPR compliance. This new regulatory requirement is forcing many companies to finally tackle this exercise head-on. Not sure where to start? Our webinar speakers will: Share their experiences in creating data inventories for a range of enterprises Provide tips and templates to help set you up for success Review how … Continue reading January Event Spotlight: Data Inventory & Meeting GDPR Compliance; Data Privacy Day

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series; Implement – Data Mapping Analysis

January 05, 2017

For organizations that operate globally, complying with the EU GDPR will likely require significant investment in personnel, process change, and new tools.  In order to meet the compliance deadline, companies are actively preparing now. TRUSTe has developed a four phase process to help guide you on the path to compliance.  During November, December, and January we will provide you with a series of tips to use along your path to compliance. See Tip No. 4: Build Consensus for GDPR Compliance by executing an awareness campaign  TIP NO. 5: Uncover Risk by Conducting a Comprehensive Data Mapping Analysis  To ensure you have uncovered all … Continue reading EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series; Implement – Data Mapping Analysis

Why you should know where your data is: two practical use cases

December 08, 2016

Why you should know where your data is: two practical use cases The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes a wide range of privacy related requirements which will impact all areas of a company, including legal, compliance, information security, marketing, engineering, and HR. These changes will require companies to have a clear understanding of where their data is in order to ensure GDPR compliance. Use Case 1: A data subject requests a copy of their data. GDPR Requirement Article 15 grants data subjects the right of access giving individuals a right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data is … Continue reading Why you should know where your data is: two practical use cases

TRUSTe Launches Data Inventory 2.0

September 15, 2016

TRUSTe announced today at the Privacy.Security.Risk Conference the availability of Data Inventory 2.0 to help businesses prepare to meet privacy regulations including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and minimize data governance risk across their enterprise. The solution combines TRUSTe’s Data Inventory and Classification service, introduced in 2015, along with the new TRUSTe Data Inventory Manager and other technology tools to generate detailed insights into complex data flows. The IAPP-EY Annual Privacy Governance Report (2015) indicated Data Inventory and Mapping was a top priority on the privacy roadmap for nearly half (47%) of respondents. In order to fully assess … Continue reading TRUSTe Launches Data Inventory 2.0

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