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TrustArc Gives Back – 2019 Recap

December 20, 2019

TrustArc Gives Back – 2019 Recap

In 2019, TrustArc continued its commitment to corporate responsibility this year by organizing and attending several volunteering events. From cycling to gardening to providing gifts to underserved kids, TrustArc employees stayed active while giving back to the local and global community. The TrustArc Gives Back program was created to provide employees with opportunities to volunteer alongside their teammates in an effort to make the world a better place. Each year, TrustArc Gives Back creates numerous volunteer events throughout the year in a variety of different settings to provide several days of giving back and good times. This blog post recaps … Continue reading TrustArc Gives Back – 2019 Recap

Webinar Recap – CCPA: Countdown to Enforcement

December 18, 2019

Webinar Recap – CCPA: Countdown to Enforcement

As part of the TrustArc Privacy Insight Series, TrustArc Senior Privacy Consultant Beth Sipula, TrustArc Privacy Counsel Edward Hu, and TrustArc Director Privacy Intelligence Development Joanne Furtsch presented the webinar “CCPA: Countdown to Enforcement” last week. This blog post will give a brief summary of that webinar; you can listen to the entire webinar and download the slides here. The CCPA is set to be the toughest privacy law in the United States. It broadly expands the rights of consumers and requires companies within scope to be significantly more transparent about how they collect, use, and disclose personal information. The … Continue reading Webinar Recap – CCPA: Countdown to Enforcement

Tips to Securing a Privacy Budget

December 11, 2019

Tips to Securing a Privacy Budget

Privacy is historically underfunded when it comes to company budgets, even as “data privacy” has become a popular topic. Some stakeholders view regulations, like the GDPR or CCPA, as a one-time, check-the-box project, and therefore fail to fund appropriately. However, those handling privacy management on a day-to-day basis know this is not the case when dealing with numerous complex privacy regulations. Privacy compliance is an ongoing adventure and cannot be approached like a task that will be crossed off the list once compliance has been reached. Developing a mature privacy program is crucial to ongoing risk management and compliance. So … Continue reading Tips to Securing a Privacy Budget

New Tool Determines Risk and Remediation Plans Across your Business

December 10, 2019

New Tool Determines Risk and Remediation Plans Across your Business

An influx of personal data collected by businesses puts businesses in a vulnerable situation. Lack of proper management of this data could result in fines if businesses are not measuring risk and establishing controls to mitigate potential risk. Furthermore, customers demand that their personal data be respected and managed with care. That’s why TrustArc built the Risk Profile.  Powered by the TrustArc Intelligence Engine, the Risk Profile automatically scores inherent and residual risk of various business activities. Privacy managers and business unit leaders can now access the risk information they need to know, when they need it, and in the … Continue reading New Tool Determines Risk and Remediation Plans Across your Business

Recap of San Francisco Public Hearing on CCPA

December 09, 2019

Recap of San Francisco Public Hearing on CCPA

On December 4th, the California Attorney General’s (AG) office held a public hearing in San Francisco on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The hearing provided the public with an opportunity to take part in the CCPA rulemaking process. The rulemaking process is governed by the California Administrative Procedures Act which requires the AG to solicit comments from the public through hearings and in writing. The AG considers all comments, makes revisions to the proposed regulations where appropriate, and posts another draft of the regulations for public review and comment.The San Francisco hearing took place at the Milton Marks Conference … Continue reading Recap of San Francisco Public Hearing on CCPA

Automated DSR Fulfillment to Avoid Denial of Service Attacks

December 04, 2019

Automated DSR Fulfillment to Avoid Denial of Service Attacks

In the wake of GDPR, law firm Squire Patton Boggs reported a “sharp increase” in the number of UK residents who initiated data subject access requests (DSARs), fulfilling the same number of DSARs in the first five months of 2019 as they’d handled during the entire year of 2018. CCPA data subject requests (DSRs) are likely to have the same effect on California-based organizations, and with a 45-day deadline for fulfillment, companies that don’t implement automated self-service workflows are at an increased risk for Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. DoS attacks happen when legitimate users are unable to access information … Continue reading Automated DSR Fulfillment to Avoid Denial of Service Attacks