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Compliance Report: New Research Measures Compliance Status and Plans for CCPA and GDPR (Part 1 of 3)

April 04, 2019

The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been occupying the minds of privacy professionals for the past two years and now attention is shifting to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA is the toughest US privacy regulation to date and its impact will be felt by almost every organization that does business in California or handles personal information of California citizens. To understand the readiness and plans for businesses to meet the January 1, 2020 deadline for the CCPA, Dimensional Research conducted this research among 250 US privacy professionals from Feb 15th – 27th, 2019. … Continue reading Compliance Report: New Research Measures Compliance Status and Plans for CCPA and GDPR (Part 1 of 3)

Upcoming Webinar – Pragmatic Consent Management: Meeting Compliance and Business Needs

March 18, 2019

TrustArc is proud to present the next Privacy Insight Series webinar “Pragmatic Consent Management: Meeting Compliance and Business Needs” with TrustArc Consulting Program Director Margaret Alston and TrustArc Senior Privacy Consultant Jim Keese. This webinar will take place this Wednesday, March 20th at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about managing consent – register today! As the dust settles on the first wave of GDPR implementation initiatives, businesses are left with a multitude of questions. Is implementing a simple cookie banner enough? How can I manage consents across multiple systems? How … Continue reading Upcoming Webinar – Pragmatic Consent Management: Meeting Compliance and Business Needs

The Path of Privacy – 2019 Privacy Predictions by TrustArc CEO Chris Babel

December 28, 2018

Privacy was ubiquitous in 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline on May 25, 2018 came and went as companies scrambled to meet and maintain compliance under the new regulation.  Data protection had a strong presence in the media as large companies’ handling of user data was widely discussed and reviewed.  New privacy regulations were introduced – such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and Brazil’s General Data Protection Law (LGPD) – meaning more and more companies will fall under the scope of at least one enforceable privacy regulation. So what’s in store for privacy in 2019? TrustArc … Continue reading The Path of Privacy – 2019 Privacy Predictions by TrustArc CEO Chris Babel

TrustArc Partners with the Department of Commerce for Privacy Workshops

November 07, 2018

Due to the high demand of our Privacy Workshop Series last year, we have held the series again this year. In addition to our own privacy experts, we have joined forces with privacy experts from the Department of Commerce too! The topics include: EU GDPR, EU – US Privacy Shield Framework, and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Specifically, the speakers dive into: Data Mapping, Records of Processing, DPIA / PIA Management, International Data Transfer, Individual Rights / Data Subjects Access Rights Management, Consent Management, and Compliance Reporting. The workshops are designed to help businesses achieve, demonstrate, and manage ongoing compliance … Continue reading TrustArc Partners with the Department of Commerce for Privacy Workshops

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

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