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TrustArc Essential Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

March 06, 2019

This guide distills the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) into distinct phases to help a business achieve and then maintain compliance. The guide is designed for professionals across a wide range of functions who will be impacted by the CCPA. Before building a program, TrustArc suggests that companies review with legal counsel all applicable privacy compliance regulations or frameworks with which your company will have to comply. Finding commonalities between the requirements and controls will allow a company to find overlap between the obligations, and then adjust for any differences, rather than having completely separate programs. One example of a … Continue reading TrustArc Essential Guide to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

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

December 05, 2018

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’s 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

Preparation Best Practices Key for Stronger Security and Privacy in Our Digital World

September 12, 2018

In the U.S., the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects the “right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.” However, these words conceive personal privacy in physical terms. The advent and explosive growth of the digital world is putting information security and privacy to the test. At the beginning of the digital age, the founder of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, famously proclaimed in Wired magazine (1999): “You have zero privacy anyway … Get over it.” However, a growing number of information security and privacy laws are making it impossible … Continue reading Preparation Best Practices Key for Stronger Security and Privacy in Our Digital World

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