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Leading Chief Privacy Officer Hilary Wandall Joins TRUSTe

August 01, 2016

TRUSTe’s thrilled to announce that Hilary Wandall, Associate Vice President, Compliance and Chief Privacy Officer at the global pharmaceutical company, Merck & Co. Inc., has joined TRUSTe as General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer. In this role, Hilary will use her extensive global privacy knowledge and operational experience to help TRUSTe further expand their market leading privacy technology and service offerings. She will be a member of the TRUSTe Executive Team and also direct strategic legal, regulatory and privacy related initiatives to help TRUSTe scale its internal business operations. In 22 years at Merck, Hilary served as Chief Privacy … Continue reading Leading Chief Privacy Officer Hilary Wandall Joins TRUSTe

May Spotlight: TRUSTe Speaking at Events in Toronto, LA and London

May 02, 2016

IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016 May 11 – May 12 Toronto The privacy landscape is changing at breakneck speed, and your job is becoming more complex by the day. Boasting exceptional education, unmatched networking and a strong community of privacy professionals, the Symposium returns to help you step up your game. TRUSTe’s Eleanor Treharne-Jones will be speaking on Wednesday, May 11th, 11:45am-1pm on “Are You Ready for the GDPR? Let’s Find Out.” > Register here   Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 2016 May 12 – May 13 Los Angeles The Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 2016 is a full-day event and provides … Continue reading May Spotlight: TRUSTe Speaking at Events in Toronto, LA and London

New IAPP/TRUSTe Study: Privacy Brings Security Results

March 01, 2016

A joint study released today by the IAPP and TRUSTe finds more and more companies are turning to privacy expertise to enhance security results and protect against data breaches. The study – How IT & InfoSec Value Privacy – polled 550 privacy, IT and information security professionals across the globe in December and January. The findings reveal a significant increase in privacy-related investments, with 42% of firms spending more on privacy technology, outpacing investment in external counsel and auditors. The study also confirms the well-documented extent of the cybersecurity threat as 39% reported an incident in the last two years and increased … Continue reading New IAPP/TRUSTe Study: Privacy Brings Security Results

White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push

November 25, 2015

For the first time, the White House has called out the APEC-EU privacy interoperability project as one of its key initiatives APEC member economies will prioritize in order to enhance regional economic integration for the Asia Pacific region, wrote TRUSTe’s Director of Policy Josh Harris in an article for The Privacy Advisor. The goal of the interoperability project is to provide a dual-certification approach to streamline global privacy practices without duplicating efforts – something that will appeal to many companies. It would establish mechanisms to facilitate a company’s simultaneous participation in the Cross Border Privacy Rules and Binding Corporate Rules … Continue reading White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push

IAPP KnowledgeNet at TRUSTe HQ!

October 28, 2015

It was a full audience at this morning’s IAPP San Francisco Bay Area KnowledgeNet at TRUSTe HQ! Ray Everett, Esq., CIPP/US, Principal Consultant & Product Director – Compliance Solutions at TRUSTe, spoke about the importance of understanding and mapping your data flows following the Safe Harbor ruling. The presentation was titled, “Keeping an Even Keel: Mapping your Data Flows Following the Safe Harbor Ruling.” IAPP KnowledgeNet events are fun and informative, and in addition can help you earn CPE credits. Thank you to Mary Westberg, CIPP/US, CIPT, SanDisk Corporation, who organized this event and invited TRUSTe to speak.

Meet the Leading Players in the Privacy Ecosystem: J. Trevor Hughes, President & CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals

September 09, 2015


Over a hundred organizations are responsible for shaping the future of data privacy. In this series we profile some of the organizations that are helping to shape the massive privacy ecosystem through the eyes of the professionals that work there and learn more about their perspectives on privacy.  


What is the IAPP’s role in the privacy ecosystem?

As the world’s largest privacy organization, our role in the privacy field is to help practitioners build and develop their careers. The IAPP works to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally while providing a forum for all those who touch data in their work to share best practices and advance privacy management. The IAPP is the place where privacy pros can find the people, tools and information management practices they need to excel in the field.


What key goals/issues is the IAPP focused on tackling?

With an ever-increasing amount of data being created and amassed both online and offline, and bringing with it ever-increasing privacy challenges, the IAPP is committed to growing and improving the quality of our education and training offerings—from our publications and web conferences to our on-the-ground trainings and information sessions at our events. For example, with the EU General Data Protection Regulation on the horizon, and predicted to have implications far beyond the EU’s borders, we’re focused on ensuring we’ll have the information, resources and training opportunities our members need available to them as this new era in privacy law comes into effect.


How has the IAPP’s focus changed over the years to address evolving technologies or challenges?

Since our founding in 2000, our mission has remained evergreen: to define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. And this mission has become more essential as our profession grows and we see previously unimagined technologies becoming commonplace just 15 years out. As new technologies emerge, the IAPP continues to gather resources, conduct and collaborate on new research and build education and training opportunities to provide privacy pros with the tools they need to understand and address those challenges.

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