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TrustArc Announces Data Inventory Hub to Support Risk Management and Compliance with GDPR, CCPA, LGPD and other Global Privacy Regulations

August 15, 2019

TrustArc is excited to announce that we have expanded our award-winning privacy platform with enhanced data inventory and mapping capabilities to operationalize global compliance and risk management. Data Inventory Hub, a module of the Trustarc platform, revolutionizes the process for creating and managing a centralized data inventory and data flow maps. The solution helps companies understand how customer and employee data is used and where it resides within the business ecosystem so they can manage privacy and compliance risks for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), Brazil LGPD, and other global requirements. Both GDPR … Continue reading TrustArc Announces Data Inventory Hub to Support Risk Management and Compliance with GDPR, CCPA, LGPD and other Global Privacy Regulations

Data Inventory and Mapping to Support Privacy Compliance

July 17, 2019

One of the most important steps to design and build a data privacy program is to create an inventory of all of the personal data processing activities within your company. If you don’t know the type of data you collect and how it’s shared, processed and stored, it is difficult to know if you are meeting the privacy requirements that impact your business. Without this information, it is also difficult to know where data resides in order to be able to respond to situations where individuals exercise their personal data rights, for example, data subject access requests (DSAR). And as … Continue reading Data Inventory and Mapping to Support Privacy Compliance

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

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

Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

January 31, 2017

31 January 2017 By Hilary Wandall General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer, TRUSTe Trying to solve a problem, determine the optimal course of action or make a critical decision in the absence of meaningful data not only is frustrating – it can yield undesirable outcomes. It’s like driving without a map or hiking without a compass, let alone precise GPS. Or, like trying to communicate with a friend, whose last name you don’t remember how to spell, without a phone number, email address or Twitter handle. In recent years, many business leaders have realized that connected devices, systems and … Continue reading Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

January 25, 2017

Yesterday we had Ray Everett, Principal Consultant (US), TRUSTe, Veronika Tonry, President, Privacy KnowHow, former Global Privacy Manager at Chevron and Applied Materials, and Guy Sereff, Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications share which tools and resources companies are using to conduct data inventories. Our speakers shared some of the biggest “lessons learned” from when they conducted Data Inventories for the first time, so that you can avoid them. There is no “one size fits all” approach – you should conduct these exercises in a way that fits with your company culture. Once you’ve received the support for the project, make … Continue reading Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance