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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

New Analyst Report on Using Technology Platforms to Manage Privacy

August 17, 2018

Michael Rasmussen of GRC 20/20 Research has been noted as the “Father of Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in 2002 while at Forrester. In this new report, he explores the challenges organizations face when complying with privacy regulations such as the EU GDPR. Privacy is a highly dynamic, moving target that requires compliance management to identify and mitigate the compliance, brand, and business risks associated with processing personal data. Accordingly, organizations need an integrated collaborative process and technology architecture that can span distributed privacy and business functions. They also … Continue reading New Analyst Report on Using Technology Platforms to Manage Privacy

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

IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part IV – Privacy has a Strong Influence on Purchase Decisions

July 27, 2018

Part I of this blog post series discussed background, goals, and research methodology of the research report: How Privacy Tech is Bought and Deployed. Part II illustrated how Privacy Tech Adoption has reached the tipping point: based on purchase plans, it is projected that companies will adopt privacy technology in eight of the ten privacy technology categories. Part III highlighted some interesting data from the report that shows what the three fastest growing solutions are: data mapping, assessment management, and data discovery. Part IV will discuss an interesting finding in the research: that privacy has a strong influence on purchase … Continue reading IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part IV – Privacy has a Strong Influence on Purchase Decisions

IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part III – Three Fastest Growing Solutions

July 26, 2018

Part I of this blog post series discussed background, goals, and research methodology of the research report: How Privacy Tech is Bought and Deployed. Part II illustrated how Privacy Tech Adoption has reached the tipping point: based on purchase plans, it is projected that companies will adopt privacy technology in eight of the ten privacy technology categories. Part III will highlight some interesting data from the report that shows what the three fastest growing solutions are: data mapping, assessment management, and data discovery. By showing what percentage of organizations are actually already buying and implementing these various technologies, we are … Continue reading IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part III – Three Fastest Growing Solutions

IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part I – Baseline for Privacy Tech Adoption has Been Established

July 24, 2018

  Today technology solutions are needed to efficiently manage and operationalize privacy. Many organizations have an increasing reliance on data to drive business, there is an influx of new technologies into the workplace, and there are regulatory requirements to demonstrate ongoing compliance. To help companies navigate the influx of solutions, the IAPP created the Privacy Tech Vendor Report. That report was initially released 18 months ago, and this year the report has grown to encompass 10 product categories and more than 150 companies. The report contains information from privacy practitioners that is meant to help companies that are acquiring new … Continue reading IAPP & TrustArc Research: Part I – Baseline for Privacy Tech Adoption has Been Established