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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

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

What you Need to Know About the GDPR: Practical Steps to Address GDPR Compliance

May 09, 2017

While some organizations have written about the impending GDPR deadline and potential fines, or re-printed an exact copy of the text itself, TRUSTe has taken the 200+ pages of the GDPR and translated it into practical implementation steps for an organization of any size or maturity. The implementation steps are grouped into five actionable phases: Building a Program and Team Assessing Risks and Creating Awareness Designing and Implementing Operational Controls Managing and Enhancing Controls Demonstrating Ongoing Compliance A sample implementation step is developing a DPIA program, which includes creating templates, conducting DPIAs, managing remediation, and providing compliance reports. The guide also … Continue reading What you Need to Know About the GDPR: Practical Steps to Address GDPR Compliance

Argentina GDPR-like Data Privacy Bill

February 21, 2017

As previously described in our blog post “Doing Business with Argentina Just got Easier“, change appears afoot in the land of silver’s data protection law, in order to keep pace with evolving digital technologies and global regulatory regimes. Whereas in December 2016 the Argentine Data Protection Agency (DPA) issued a report proposing changes to the national Data Protection Act (Act) after nearly a year of public consultation, this month the DPA released a draft bill to update the sixteen-year-old Act in line with many of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’s new requirements taking effect in May 2018. … Continue reading Argentina GDPR-like Data Privacy Bill

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

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