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Webinar Recap: What the GDPR Means for your Cybersecurity Strategy

December 11, 2018

As part of the TrustArc Privacy Insight Series Webinars, Andre Mintz EVP, CISO, CPO at Red Ventures, Martin Gomberg, Senior Consultant at TrustArc, and Margaret Alston, Consulting Director at TrustArc presented “What the GDPR Means for your Cybersecurity Strategy.”  This blog post will give a brief summary of that webinar; you can listen to the entire webinar and download the slides here. Companies have the increasingly difficult task of measuring privacy and security needs against innovation and globalization. During the webinar, Martin discussed a common pitfall that many companies faced before GDPR.  Cyber and cyber security events coverage in the … Continue reading Webinar Recap: What the GDPR Means for your Cybersecurity Strategy

TrustArc IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018 – Event Recap

December 06, 2018

Last week, TrustArc proudly sponsored IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018 in Brussels!  Data protection professionals from around the world gathered together to discuss GDPR era experiences, challenges and solutions during the two day conference. The event provided ample opportunities for learning and networking with industry experts. On Wednesday, TrustArc Director, International Regulatory Affairs, Josh Harris spoke on “APEC-EU Work on Certifications: Using CBPRs to Facilitate GDPR Compliance.”  He was joined by fellow panelists Satoru Hamaguchi (Personal Information Protection Commission Japan), Merel Schwaanhuyser (Accenture), Michelle Sylvester-Jose (International Trade Administration), Isabelle Vereecken (European Data Protection Board) and moderator Bojana Bellamy (Centre … Continue reading TrustArc IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2018 – Event Recap

Workday and Envestnet | Yodlee Demonstrating Best Privacy Practices for Processors through APEC PRP Certification

Global companies are increasingly more concerned with ensuring the privacy and security of the information they hold. Not only is complying with international privacy regulations and frameworks important to avoid fines, but it is also critical for building trust with customers, mitigating risks, and protecting the company’s reputation. One way that companies can demonstrate compliance is by adhering to a recognized international privacy framework, such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) framework as demonstrated by the  APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certification. Like the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system (which applies to data controllers), the APEC PRP … Continue reading Workday and Envestnet | Yodlee Demonstrating Best Privacy Practices for Processors through APEC PRP Certification

Benchmarking GDPR Privacy Operations – New IAPP / TrustArc research report reveals how companies are managing compliance

December 05, 2018

In partnership with the IAPP, TrustArc recently completed a Survey on Privacy Program Metrics, which looked to establish some baseline metrics by which privacy programs around the world can benchmark themselves. The survey contained 27 questions, including demographic questions, and a total of 496 people took the survey. Some sample questions we set out to answer with the survey were: How many business processes are organizations mapping? How many reports are they creating in order to comply with Article 30 of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation? How many privacy or data protection impact assessments are necessary? How many incidents … Continue reading Benchmarking GDPR Privacy Operations – New IAPP / TrustArc research report reveals how companies are managing compliance

TrustArc Engages with Singapore PDPC and Leading Privacy Think-Tank CIPL

TrustArc proudly participated at events co-sponsored by the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and the global privacy and security think-tank, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), on November 15-16 in Singapore.   On topics ranging from certifications and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), to regulatory sandboxes, to artificial intelligence, TrustArc was honored to be invited to engage in terrific conversations and workshops with global thought-leaders in the public and private sectors. Darren Abernethy, TrustArc Senior Counsel, spoke on a panel entitled “The Role of Certifications as Accountability and Compliance Tools.”  This session focused on how certifications can serve accountability … Continue reading TrustArc Engages with Singapore PDPC and Leading Privacy Think-Tank CIPL

TrustArc at Data Protection World Forum 2018

November 29, 2018

TrustArc had the pleasure of participating in Data Protection World Forum last week at Excel London. TrustArc proudly sponsored the GDPR Advanced Theatre and the GDPR Refresh Theatre at the event.  TrustArc SVP of Sales & Consulting Eleanor Treharne-Jones spoke on “Fit for GDPR: Lifestyle not a Sprint” and “What next? Continuing the GDPR compliance Journey.” The “Fit for GDPR: Lifestyle not a Sprint” session discussed findings from the GDPR Benchmark Research.  Eleanor explored the current GDPR compliance status results which showed that as the 25 May GDPR deadline hit, 80% of companies were still working on GDPR compliance.  Furthermore, … Continue reading TrustArc at Data Protection World Forum 2018