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Didn’t make it to IAPP P.S.R. 2016? Here’s the Recap

September 21, 2016

If you were at IAPP’s Privacy Security Risk conference last week in San Jose, then you enjoyed presentations from keynote speakers ranging from Gerhard Eschelbeck, VP of Security and Privacy at Google to Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist and Writer. The daily sessions gave you both high level overviews and practical tips for dealing with GDPR, Privacy Shield, and cybersecurity challenges. If you didn’t attend, our experts at TRUSTe are here to help direct you to resources that can help. We’ve been working extremely hard over the past few months to develop solutions and put together teams that will help your … Continue reading Didn’t make it to IAPP P.S.R. 2016? Here’s the Recap

Privacy Shield Close to Adoption following Endorsement from EU Member States

July 08, 2016

Today the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield cleared one of the final hurdles on the path to regulatory approval as representatives from EU Member States voted to support the new EU data transfer framework. The “Article 31” Committee is made up of representatives from the EU Member States and their endorsement is binding. The vote today was overwhelmingly positive with just Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria abstaining. This is the vital last step before formal adoption of the new international data transfer framework published in February to replace Safe Harbor. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework is the product of two years of … Continue reading Privacy Shield Close to Adoption following Endorsement from EU Member States

Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Published

March 07, 2016

On February 29, 2016 after more than two years of negotiations the U.S. Department of Commerce released details of how the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program would operate and the European Commission published a draft Decision on the adequacy of the framework. Across 100+ pages the Privacy Shield documentation ends the uncertainty that many businesses have faced since Safe Harbor was invalidated last October and describes in granular detail the measures that organizations wishing to use the Privacy Shield must implement. Although the core Privacy Shield Principles are similar to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the new Principles go into … Continue reading Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Published

Join TRUSTe at the RSA Conference 2016

February 26, 2016

We are excited to take part in this year’s RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco next week. If you are attending the Conference, make sure to come say hello at one of the following: North Expo Exhibit Hall, Booth #N3017 Get a demo of the new TRUSTe Assessment Manager 2.0, our groundbreaking privacy automation solution for EU-US Privacy Shield Assessments, Privacy Impact Assessments, and more. Blended Intelligence Wine Tasting Wednesday, March 2 – 5:00- 9:00 pm Join TRUSTe along with co-sponsors IID, Infoblox, ThreatWave and OTA for exceptional wines, delectable food and warm conversation. RSVP here to attend the event located at … Continue reading Join TRUSTe at the RSA Conference 2016

EU and US Agree on New Transatlantic Privacy Shield to Replace Safe Harbor

February 02, 2016

After months of intensive negotiations, today (February 2) the European Commission and the United States announced agreement on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. This new framework will protect the rights of Europeans where their data is transferred to the United States and provide a path to legal certainty for the thousands of businesses that had previously relied on Safe Harbor for their international data transfers. The framework should be in place within three months. Addressing the ECJ concerns The EU-US Privacy Shield addresses the requirements set out by the European Court of Justice in … Continue reading EU and US Agree on New Transatlantic Privacy Shield to Replace Safe Harbor