On November 1, Google announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit for approximately $2.1b. Both companies made a point to highlight the importance of data protection in their announcements of the acquisition. “Strong privacy and security guidelines have been part of Fitbit’s DNA since day one, and this will not change. Fitbit will continue to put users in control of their data and will remain transparent about the data it collects and why. The company never sells personal information, and Fitbit health and wellness data will not be used for Google ads,” Fitbit expressed in its … Continue reading Google’s Acquisition of Fitbit Highlights the Importance of Data Privacy and Security
Privacy and data security considerations, far from being relevant solely for international data transfer or data breach reasons, have come to play a central role in today’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape — for buyers and sellers alike. There are several practical privacy and data security considerations that companies should keep in mind during the mergers and acquisitions process. Each phase of the merger and acquisition process has its own specific considerations. The following are examples from each of those phases discussed in the Privacy Advisory: Privacy and Data Security in Mergers & Acquisitions. I. Pre-M&A Planning and Internal Strategy/Objectives … Continue reading Privacy Advisory: Privacy and Data Security in Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy Laws & Business International Conference July 3-5 Cambridge, UK This conference will address how to ensure that the golden age of innovation does not become the dark age of information privacy. Sessions will show how the apparent car crash between innovation and privacy does not need to be a disaster. At one end of the spectrum, innovation can be the enemy of privacy and at the other end, innovation can be an enabler. This conference seeks willingness on both sides to connect with each other in a civilised manner and to find solutions. Stop by the TrustArc table near … Continue reading July Event Spotlight: Visit with the TrustArc Team at PL&B International Conference (Cambridge) and IAPP Asia (Singapore)
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
One of the best ways to mitigate risk is to know what technological and regulatory change will bring ahead of time. This risk-based approach aligns with the GDPR approach to privacy management. The 2017 Privacy Risk Summit is set to carry on TRUSTe’s reputation for high quality education programs that help privacy professionals plan for future changes. Past events have brought together EU regulatory experts and Silicon Valley business leaders to discuss the impact of the EU GDPR and how organizations could navigate the global privacy requirements. Whenever there are sweeping changes, such as when IoT took off, TRUSTe is … Continue reading TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit 2017 – Special Event Launch Pricing!
Technology is booming in Latin America, and privacy laws and regulations are becoming more complex as well, since more technology generally means more data processing. Latin America is a region formed by 20 different and independent countries, so getting acquainted with 20 different laws can seem quite an ordeal. Juan Luis Hernandez Conde, Founding Partner at Novus Concilium will address this topic at the upcoming TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit on June 8th in San Francisco. In this blog post he provides an introduction to the 5 basic principles of LATAM privacy laws. No “one stop shop” There is no document such … Continue reading Understanding your privacy risk exposure in Latin America – Summit Preview