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October Event Spotlight: CISO / CPO GDPR Summits, Privacy + Security Forum, IAPP PSR, TrustArc / RADAR IAPP Welcome Party, KnowledgeNet & Privacy Insight Series Webinar

October 04, 2018

CISO / CPO GDPR Summits October Paris, London & Atlanta The GDPR fundamentally changed the data privacy landscape, but that was clearly just the beginning.?The recently approved California Consumer Privacy Act firmly plants similar rights in the US market, and other global regulations demonstrate that we are in a new era of data privacy.? It’s time for a paradigm shift in our approach to data ownership and rights. This series is part of a special education / networking series in which TrustrArc is partnering with Intel, Microsoft, BDO, and GDPR Edge to bring to 20 locations across the US and … Continue reading October Event Spotlight: CISO / CPO GDPR Summits, Privacy + Security Forum, IAPP PSR, TrustArc / RADAR IAPP Welcome Party, KnowledgeNet & Privacy Insight Series Webinar

How to Maintain a Data Inventory for GDPR Compliance – Tips from TrustArc Privacy Experts

August 22, 2018

Now that the GDPR has been in effect for a few months, it is a good time to evaluate your processes and procedures put in place prior to the deadline. Although May 25th has passed, companies still need to be compliant every day after. A fundamental key to staying compliant is introducing a regular review process. As a reminder, Article 30 requires companies to produce “records of processing activities”, which will allow regulators to see that companies are adhering to the GDPR. With this goal in mind, the records should show why and how the data is being processed. A … Continue reading How to Maintain a Data Inventory for GDPR Compliance – Tips from TrustArc Privacy Experts

Privacy Shield Program Continues to Demonstrate High Interest

August 09, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently issued a communication highlighting the growing industry interest in participating in both EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certification programs. There are currently over 3,300 organizations in the program and over 1,000 more who have submitted their first time certification applications in recent months – which will likely bring the number of participants to over 4,000. Dave Deasy, SVP Marketing at TrustArc, commented “we are continuing to see high interest in Privacy Shield from companies of all sizes to ensure they can demonstrate a high commitment to privacy for international data transfers.  This is consistent … Continue reading Privacy Shield Program Continues to Demonstrate High Interest

TrustArc General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer Hilary Wandall To Be Keynote Panelist at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018

July 20, 2018

TrustArc is excited to again sponsor the upcoming IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018 in Singapore! The conference will take place from July 23rd to July 24th at the breath-taking Marina Bay Sands located in Singapore’s central business district.  The expanded 2018 program will feature two full days of educational sessions and keynote presentations on topics ranging from “Mapping APEC to the GDPR” to “Trans-Border Data Flow and Cross-Border Data Breaches.” View the full program here. TrustArc General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer Hilary Wandall will be a panelist during the keynote closing session on July 24th. Along with fellow … Continue reading TrustArc General Counsel and Chief Data Governance Officer Hilary Wandall To Be Keynote Panelist at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2018

TrustArc GDPR Research, Part 4: Companies Feel GDPR Compliance Has Positive Impact on Their Business

In our prior blog posts in this series, we reported on our survey of 600 US, UK and other EU respondents that: 68% of the respondents have spent more than six figures already on GDPR compliance and that 67% expect to spend an additional six figures by the end of 2018 (July 13th blog) the top reason for becoming GDPR compliant was to meet customer expectations (July 16th blog) companies were most compliant with customer-facing GDPR issues such as cookie consent management and 87% of the respondents needed 3rd party help (July 19th blog) Despite the large GDPR compliance budgets … Continue reading TrustArc GDPR Research, Part 4: Companies Feel GDPR Compliance Has Positive Impact on Their Business

TrustArc GDPR Research, Part 3: Companies Are Most Compliant on Customer-Facing Issues, Such as Cookie Consent

July 19, 2018

In our July 16th blog post we reported on our survey of 600 US, UK and other EU respondents, advising that the companies cited meeting customer expectations as a more important motivation to becoming GDPR compliant than avoiding fines or lawsuits. In line with the goal of meeting customer expectations, respondents reported being most compliant with updating policies and procedures (27%) and cookie consent management (25%) and furthest behind with respect to international data transfer mechanisms (16%) and vendor risk management (13%). The overwhelming majority (87%) of respondents needed 3rd party help with their GDPR projects – the most external help needed … Continue reading TrustArc GDPR Research, Part 3: Companies Are Most Compliant on Customer-Facing Issues, Such as Cookie Consent