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GDPR Compliance – Consent Requirements under the GDPR – Marketing Activities

May 04, 2018

Companies that must comply with the GDPR should take a close look at their marketing processes to ensure that they will meet GDPR requirements. The following three examples are key places where most companies should take another look at their processes with regard to GDPR consent requirements. Marketing Outreach Email Programs Most companies’ marketing departments have outreach programs where a large database of clients and prospects are sent emails with information about new products or services. If individuals have unsubscribed, opted out, or otherwise indicated their desire that your organization stop using their personal information, your organization may not contact … Continue reading GDPR Compliance – Consent Requirements under the GDPR – Marketing Activities

May Event Spotlight: TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshop, Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law Conference, Executive Leaders Network, Euroforum, TrustArc Privacy Insight Series, EuroCACS 2018 an ISACA Event

May 01, 2018

  TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshop May Paris, St. Louis, Boston, Frankfurt & San Francisco The GDPR Privacy Workshops are free events that feature informative guidance, peer discussions and practical solutions to achieve GDPR compliance. Topics discussed will include Data Mapping, Records of Processing Activities, Article 30 Reports, DPIAs / PIAs, Article 35 Reports, Individual Rights Management, GDPR HR Data Considerations, and GDPR Technology Solution & Tool Demonstrations. > Reserve your seat to a May GDPR Privacy Workshop today _____________________________________________________________________________________ Nineteenth Annual Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law Conference May 7-8 San Francisco This program focuses on the current critical … Continue reading May Event Spotlight: TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshop, Institute on Privacy and Data Security Law Conference, Executive Leaders Network, Euroforum, TrustArc Privacy Insight Series, EuroCACS 2018 an ISACA Event

72 Hours Notice: GDPR Incident Response Management – Webinar Recap

April 20, 2018

As part of the TrustArc Privacy Insight Series Webinars, Ashley Slavik, Senior Counsel & Data Protection Officer, Veeva Systems Inc. and K Royal, Consulting Director, TrustArc, discussed how companies can plan for and respond to a data breach in compliance with the GDPR. Ashley and K gave best practices, suggested tools, and tips for addressing GDPR Article 33 and Article 34. This blog post will give a brief summary; you can listen to the entire webinar and download the slides here. Before going into data breach requirement details, our speakers discussed the different notification requirements for Controllers and Processors and gave examples … Continue reading 72 Hours Notice: GDPR Incident Response Management – Webinar Recap

TrustArc Announces GDPR Validation

April 18, 2018

  While GDPR Articles 40-43 contain provisions outlining certification programs and codes of conduct that may be established in the future, companies are seeking efficient, independent ways to benchmark and report on their compliance efforts now. The TrustArc GDPR Validation is designed to meet that need.   In a press release announcing the launch of GDPR Validation, Chris Babel, CEO of TrustArc, stated that “TrustArc is leveraging its decades of privacy certification leadership and experience to provide a GDPR validation solution that can help companies meet the needs of their customers, partners and other stakeholders — now and after the … Continue reading TrustArc Announces GDPR Validation

Will Your Company Meet GDPR Requirements in a Sustainable Manner?

March 21, 2018

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No matter where you are in your journey to GDPR compliance, how you meet the requirements is very important. With more than 200 pages and close to 100 different articles plus recitals, the EU GDPR introduces a broad range of privacy compliance requirements. Implementing your compliance roadmap after conducting a gap analysis will require implementing controls, measuring risk, and assigning tasks in a consistent, sustainable manner. While ad hoc processes and templates can create inconsistencies, using GDPR specific assessment templates will promote the consistency needed to meet the May 25th deadline and continue compliance beyond the deadline. To help companies … Continue reading Will Your Company Meet GDPR Requirements in a Sustainable Manner?

Meet the TrustArc Privacy Experts Series – Janalyn Schreiber

March 13, 2018

Janalyn Schreiber Senior Privacy Consultant What drew you to privacy and how many years have you been in the privacy space? I’ve been working with clients to address privacy, security and data management concerns for more than 20 years, focusing not only on the legal and compliance drivers of data protection, but also on the ways organizations can use technology to achieve their goals. What I find so exciting about the space is the blend of policy, strategy and technology issues and opportunities. Sitting between the worlds of Legal/Compliance, and the Business Units and IT/Information Security, I get to play … Continue reading Meet the TrustArc Privacy Experts Series – Janalyn Schreiber