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Meet the TrustArc Privacy Experts Series – Margaret Alston

November 15, 2017

Margaret Alston, CIPP/G/C/M Consulting Program Director What drew you to privacy and how many years have you been in the privacy space? Initially, I came into the privacy profession by accident – it was a happy accident! I came from the consulting world and I hired by a boutique consulting firm for a privacy project. That was 18 years ago, and I have been hooked since then. Favorite GDPR Article and why Article 33 – Notification of a personal data breach to the supervisory authority. Incident response and planning for an incident is near and dear to my heart. Incidents … Continue reading Meet the TrustArc Privacy Experts Series – Margaret Alston

A Memorable Week in Hong Kong at the 39th ICDPPC

October 19, 2017

By Hilary Wandall, TrustArc General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer   I provided some highlights of the first day at the 39th ICDPPC conference in Hong Kong. Now I will share some additional insights.   It was a remarkable week in Hong Kong with current and former IAPP Board members and other privacy friends and colleagues most of whom I’ve known for decades, but also a few I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time as we explored global issues and local culture together. Over 750 delegates representing more than 65 data protection authorities, the United Nations, … Continue reading A Memorable Week in Hong Kong at the 39th ICDPPC

TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshops

October 11, 2017

Margaret Alston, TrustArc Consulting Program Director, SF GDPR Privacy Workshop We have completed our first set of events (6) in our ongoing GDPR Privacy Workshop series. Speakers discussed how to overcome many of the challenges that organizations are facing with GDPR compliance. While presenting case studies on how organizations plan to achieve GDPR compliance, TrustArc helped participants work through several complicated hypotheticals. Two of the areas that have generated lively discussions were Article 30 compliance and consent. Participants were noted as saying: Well informed speakers, timely content and good mix of attendees. Great to hear how other companies are approaching … Continue reading TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshops

GDPR Implementation Lagging at Majority of UK and US Companies

October 02, 2017

GDPR Research Report

A TrustArc study of UK and US based organizations with at least 500 employees found that most haven’t started their GDPR implementations yet. With only eight months to comply with the GDPR, companies all over the world are determining how best to adjust their internal systems and processes in order to address the new compliance requirements. On September 28, 2017, TrustArc announced results from surveys conducted by Dimensional Research that gauges how prepared US and UK businesses are to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The US & UK surveys, completed in August of 2017, included responses … Continue reading GDPR Implementation Lagging at Majority of UK and US Companies

39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners – Hong Kong

September 26, 2017

By Hilary Wandall, TrustArc General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer This week I am attending the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners from September 25 – 29 in Hong Kong. This conference has convened since 1979 and serves to provide leadership on privacy and data protection at the international level. I will be sharing some of the highlights on the evolution of privacy and its importance for all organizations. Privacy Shield Declared a Success!   The U.S. Department of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission kicked off the conference with a session reporting out … Continue reading 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners – Hong Kong

TrustArc Announces 25+ City GDPR Privacy Workshop Series

September 22, 2017

  TrustArc announced this week a special GDPR Privacy Workshop Series. The events, co-sponsored with Ogletree Deakins, are free and part of a global 25+ city program that will feature informative discussions, case studies, and practical solutions to achieve GDPR compliance. The Workshops are part of TrustArc’s renowned Privacy Insight Series that drew over 15,000 webinar registrations in 2016. Attendees will: Learn from industry experts who have implemented GDPR solutions across a wide range of industries Receive hands-on interactive review and tips on core GDPR compliance requirements, including: Data Mapping Building a Record of Processing (Article 30 Reports) Ongoing Risk Assessments … Continue reading TrustArc Announces 25+ City GDPR Privacy Workshop Series

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