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HIPAA Compliance – Privacy Challenges and Solutions

January 28, 2019

For those of you who are not familiar with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), it was passed in 1996 and has become the foundational data protection standard in the U.S. for the healthcare industry. If you are deciding if HIPAA applies to you, you might consider that while HIPAA does not apply to all healthcare entities, it does apply to: Covered entities – Health plans, health care clearinghouses (i.e., billing services) and any health care providers that engage in electronic payment for healthcare Business associates – Vendors to covered entities that have access to protected health information … Continue reading HIPAA Compliance – Privacy Challenges and Solutions

TrustArc Exhibits at Upcoming Legaltech

January 10, 2019

Legalweek New York is the week in which various segments of the legal industry gather to explore the Business and Regulatory Trends, Technology and Talent drivers impacting the industry. Legalweek will feature workshop boot camps, networking events, hundreds of exhibitors on the tradeshow floor and five conferences designed to address key issues at a functional level: LegalCIO, LegalMarketing, Legal Diversity & Talent Management Forum, Business of Law Forum and Legaltech, the world’s largest and longest running trade show for legal technology. Legaltech is the largest and most important legal technology event of the year. Legaltech provides an in-depth look at … Continue reading TrustArc Exhibits at Upcoming Legaltech

Recap of 1st CCPA Public Forum in San Francisco

January 09, 2019

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the California Department of Justice kicked off its public forum series on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in San Francisco. These forums will provide the public with an opportunity to take part in the CCPA rulemaking process. The San Francisco forum took place at the Milton Marks Conference Center where the forum was a full house with approximately 150 attendees including TrustArc team members. This list of areas from section 1798.185 were provided to make comments easier to follow:   Categories of Personal Information Definition of Unique Identifiers Exceptions to CCPA Submitting and Complying with … Continue reading Recap of 1st CCPA Public Forum in San Francisco

California Department of Justice to Hold Public Forums on California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

January 07, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced the California Department of Justice will hold six public forums on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). These forums will allow the public to take part in the California Consumer Privacy Act rulemaking process. The attorney general is also inviting all interested persons to submit written comments on the California Consumer Privacy Act via mail or email. The Department of Justice forums on the California Consumer Privacy Act will be held during January and February and take place in San Francisco (Jan. 8), San Diego (Jan. 14), Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 24), Los Angeles … Continue reading California Department of Justice to Hold Public Forums on California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

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

January 03, 2019

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 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 (DPIAs)

The Path of Privacy – 2019 Privacy Predictions by TrustArc CEO Chris Babel

December 28, 2018

Privacy was ubiquitous in 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline on May 25, 2018 came and went as companies scrambled to meet and maintain compliance under the new regulation.  Data protection had a strong presence in the media as large companies’ handling of user data was widely discussed and reviewed.  New privacy regulations were introduced – such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) – meaning more and more companies will fall under the scope of at least one enforceable privacy regulation. So what’s in store for privacy in 2019? TrustArc … Continue reading The Path of Privacy – 2019 Privacy Predictions by TrustArc CEO Chris Babel