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Workday and Envestnet | Yodlee Demonstrating Best Privacy Practices for Processors through APEC PRP Certification

December 06, 2018

Global companies are increasingly more concerned with ensuring the privacy and security of the information they hold. Not only is complying with international privacy regulations and frameworks important to avoid fines, but it is also critical for building trust with customers, mitigating risks, and protecting the company’s reputation. One way that companies can demonstrate compliance is by adhering to a recognized international privacy framework, such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) framework as demonstrated by the  APEC Privacy Recognition for Processors (PRP) certification. Like the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system (which applies to data controllers), the APEC PRP … Continue reading Workday and Envestnet | Yodlee Demonstrating Best Privacy Practices for Processors through APEC PRP Certification

TrustArc Engages with Singapore PDPC and Leading Privacy Think-Tank CIPL

December 05, 2018

TrustArc proudly participated at events co-sponsored by the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) and the global privacy and security think-tank, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), on November 15-16 in Singapore.   On topics ranging from certifications and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), to regulatory sandboxes, to artificial intelligence, TrustArc was honored to be invited to engage in terrific conversations and workshops with global thought-leaders in the public and private sectors. Darren Abernethy, TrustArc Senior Counsel, spoke on a panel entitled “The Role of Certifications as Accountability and Compliance Tools.”  This session focused on how certifications can serve accountability … Continue reading TrustArc Engages with Singapore PDPC and Leading Privacy Think-Tank CIPL

U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Acting FTC Chair to Keynote APEC CBPR event co-hosted by TrustArc

March 12, 2018

The APEC CBPR Framework has become the model for ensuring interoperability across privacy regimes. Over the past year, more APEC economies, such as South Korea, Australia, and Singapore, have announced participation in the framework enhancing the ability for companies to seamlessly move data across borders. TrustArc will be co-hosting an event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and ITI on March 26, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET at 1615 H Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, 20062. Keynotes will be given by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen. Join us for … Continue reading U.S. Secretary of Commerce and Acting FTC Chair to Keynote APEC CBPR event co-hosted by TrustArc

Singapore Joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processor (PRP) Systems

March 08, 2018

The CBPR and PRP systems continue to build momentum in the Asia Pacific region, with Singapore becoming the sixth APEC economy to join the CBPR system and the second to join the PRP system. This follows on the heels of South Korea’s announcement late last year. In the digital economy, data-related economic activities often straddle borders, as services – particularly digital services – can easily scale regionally if not globally. As a globally connected digital economy, Singapore supports open data flows across borders and robust data protection standards to ensure that data is exchanged and used in a responsible way. … Continue reading Singapore Joins APEC’s Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) and Privacy Recognition for Processor (PRP) Systems

March Event Spotlight: APEC CBPR, IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Privacy Insight Series, GDPR Privacy Workshops

March 02, 2018

TrustArc GDPR Privacy Workshop March Boston, New York, Chicago & Washington DC 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 March GDPR Privacy Workshop today _____________________________________________________________________________________ Appointing and Supporting the DPO role. What Tools do you Need? March 14 @ 9AM PT / 12PM ET / 5PM GMT Online Webinar One … Continue reading March Event Spotlight: APEC CBPR, IAPP Global Privacy Summit, Privacy Insight Series, GDPR Privacy Workshops

Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism

May 22, 2017

In September 2016, Japan passed the “Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI)” with implementing regulations released in January, 2017.  The final revised law is set to  go into effect on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Key changes under the new law include: Establishment of the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC): The new PPC serves as the central supervisory authority for the APPI.  Previous authority was divided across multiple regulatory authorities by sector. Establishment of a Legal Framework for Anonymously Processed Information: The revised APPI provides specific guidance on the use of anonymized data (including approved methods for anonymizing … Continue reading Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism