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Privacy Advisory: Privacy and Data Security in Mergers & Acquisitions

December 11, 2017

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

July Event Spotlight: Visit with the TrustArc Team at PL&B International Conference (Cambridge) and IAPP Asia (Singapore)

July 03, 2017

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)

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

TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit 2017 – Special Event Launch Pricing!

December 12, 2016

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!

Understanding your privacy risk exposure in Latin America – Summit Preview

May 25, 2016

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

New IAPP/TRUSTe Study: Privacy Brings Security Results

March 01, 2016

A joint study released today by the IAPP and TRUSTe finds more and more companies are turning to privacy expertise to enhance security results and protect against data breaches. The study – How IT & InfoSec Value Privacy – polled 550 privacy, IT and information security professionals across the globe in December and January. The findings reveal a significant increase in privacy-related investments, with 42% of firms spending more on privacy technology, outpacing investment in external counsel and auditors. The study also confirms the well-documented extent of the cybersecurity threat as 39% reported an incident in the last two years and increased … Continue reading New IAPP/TRUSTe Study: Privacy Brings Security Results