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Privacy Shield Grace Period is Ending, Are you Ready?

March 20, 2017

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Soon companies that self-certified with the Department of Commerce (DOC) last fall before the September 30, 2016 deadline will have the 9 month “grace period” come to a close. The grace period was given to these companies so that they could ensure that all of their third party vendors met the Accountability for Onward Transfer principle. The grace period ends soon, meaning that the deadline is fast approaching. The Privacy Shield  Accountability for Onward Transfer principle, Section II, 3.b., states: To transfer personal data to a third party acting as an agent, organizations must: (i) transfer such data only for limited and specified … Continue reading Privacy Shield Grace Period is Ending, Are you Ready?

Privacy Risk Summit Preview: Privacy by Design for IoT

May 23, 2016

The Internet of Things (or the Internet of Everything, as some refer to it) is changing the way of the world for businesses, governments and consumers, as devices and services are increasingly connected to the Internet in real-time, 24/7. This allows for the practically ubiquitous collection, storage and sharing of data on an always-on basis, which heralds countless innovations for enterprises and individuals alike. However, with increased connectivity comes the potential for increased vulnerability—in both the cyber and physical worlds. This is why Privacy by Design is a paramount business practice for companies engaged in the IoT space, as well … Continue reading Privacy Risk Summit Preview: Privacy by Design for IoT

Vendor Management Webinar Recap

November 13, 2015

If you missed today’s webinar covering vendor management, you can watch a clip below and follow this link to download the full webinar. Speakers Ray Everett, Director Product Management & Principle Consultant at TRUSTe and Charlie Miller, SVP at Shared Assessments covered best practices for vendor management, conducting vendor risk assessments and revealed results from a 2015 Vendor Risk Management benchmark study. This webinar is part of TRUSTe’s Privacy Insight Series. View the recap below, or click here to download the full webinar.

August Spotlight – Live Demos, Data Privacy Asia Event

July 31, 2015

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  • August 6, 10-11 a.m. PDT

Webinar – “30 Day Countdown Until DAA Mobile Enforcement: Are You Ready?”

Enforcement of the DAA Mobile Guidelines begins in September. Find out what this means for your business. Speakers include Lou Mastria, Executive Director of the Digital Advertising Alliance; Michael Signorelli, Partner, Venable LLP and Counsel, Digital Advertising Alliance; Helen Huang, Senior Product Manager at TRUSTe, and moderated by Kris Vann, J.D., Senior Product Marketing Manager at TRUSTe.

Register here.


  • August 13, 9 a.m. PDT

Webinar – “How Good Privacy Practices Can Help Prepare for a Data Breach”

TRUSTe offers this webinar as the first in our Fall/Winter Privacy Insight Series.

This webinar will examine the costs of a data breach occurring, the role of privacy and information governance in preparing for a possible breach. Attendees will also learn how to build an incident response plan to mitigate damages and to ensure that every relevant employee knows what to do in the event of a data breach. Speakers include Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute; Mary Westberg, Sr. Compliance Paralegal, SanDisk and Joanne Furtsch, Director of Product Policy, TRUSTe.

Register here.

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Register Now — Vendor Management Webinar This Thursday

February 16, 2015

This Thursday, Feb. 19, you’re invited to the second webinar in TRUSTe’s Privacy Insight Series. The webinar will focus on Vendor Management Best Practices and will review how to identify key considerations, requirements and risks when dealing with downstream vendors. Attendees will also be given an actionable checklist for effective program management. Vendor management is one of the top priorities for privacy professionals in 2015 and vital to a successful ongoing governance, risk and compliance program for any large organization. “Working with third-party vendors can pose some privacy challenges that companies often struggle to manage,” says Debra Farber, Sr. Privacy Consultant and … Continue reading Register Now — Vendor Management Webinar This Thursday