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Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism

May 22, 2017

In September 2016, Japan passed the “Amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI)” with implementing regulations released in January, 2017.  The final revised law is set to  go into effect on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  Key changes under the new law include: Establishment of the Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC): The new PPC serves as the central supervisory authority for the APPI.  Previous authority was divided across multiple regulatory authorities by sector. Establishment of a Legal Framework for Anonymously Processed Information: The revised APPI provides specific guidance on the use of anonymized data (including approved methods for anonymizing … Continue reading Japan’s Amended Privacy Law to Go into Effect May 30, 2017 – CBPRs Recognized as an Approved Transfer Mechanism

Privacy Issues Connected to Cars

May 16, 2017

Image from autoconnectedcar.com Connected cars can connect to devices, other cars, or networks that are inside or outside of the car. For example, connected cars can use a driver or passenger mobile device to conduct hands free phone calls. Other examples include: navigation apps, music streaming, or wifi hotspots. Some apps can even use connected cars’ cameras to find open parking spots for drivers. As infotainment centers and features in cars become more advanced, they collect more personal information. While the examples above show how driving experiences can be enhanced for drivers and passengers, companies can also reap benefits from … Continue reading Privacy Issues Connected to Cars

Privacy Risk Summit Panels Announced

May 11, 2017

Come learn about current privacy challenges, including GDPR, from the best privacy minds in the industry at the annual TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit. This year our event will be held at the Bespoke Event Center in San Francisco, California on Tuesday June 6th. The Summit builds on TRUSTe’s reputation for high quality education and thought leadership programs to bring you a comprehensive day-long event filled with learning and networking. The agenda features three parallel conference tracks and 30+ speakers focusing on risks arising from technological and regulatory change and privacy risk management best practices. Here are some of the panels: Operationalizing … Continue reading Privacy Risk Summit Panels Announced

TRUSTe & EDAA Consumer Research Shortlisted for Two IAB Europe Research Awards

May 10, 2017

  TRUSTe & EDAA Research mapping consumer attitudes and awareness of the European Self-Regulatory Programme for Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) is shortlisted for two IAB Europe Research Awards. TRUSTe and EDAA are delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious award categories “Best use of research budget” and “Consumer attitudes and behaviour” in the 2017 IAB Europe Research Awards. This reflects that the joint industry effort in the Self-Regulatory Programme is making a real contribution to the development of the digital advertising industry and supports the strong value that the Programme provides to consumers, business and regulators alike. ‘The research shows that … Continue reading TRUSTe & EDAA Consumer Research Shortlisted for Two IAB Europe Research Awards

What you Need to Know About the GDPR: Practical Steps to Address GDPR Compliance

May 09, 2017

While some organizations have written about the impending GDPR deadline and potential fines, or re-printed an exact copy of the text itself, TRUSTe has taken the 200+ pages of the GDPR and translated it into practical implementation steps for an organization of any size or maturity. The implementation steps are grouped into five actionable phases: Building a Program and Team Assessing Risks and Creating Awareness Designing and Implementing Operational Controls Managing and Enhancing Controls Demonstrating Ongoing Compliance A sample implementation step is developing a DPIA program, which includes creating templates, conducting DPIAs, managing remediation, and providing compliance reports. The guide also … Continue reading What you Need to Know About the GDPR: Practical Steps to Address GDPR Compliance

May Event Spotlight: IAPP Canada, GDPR – DPIA & Data Breach Requirements Webinar & #CyberAware On Your Summer Travel Twitter Chat 

May 04, 2017

UN Global Pulse and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Present: Building a Strong Privacy and Data Ethics Program – From Theory to Practice May 4 New York The meeting will focus on how to implement privacy and data ethics in international organizations, and on how to access public-private sector data for use in humanitarian and development contexts. Four topics will be discussed during the day by experts from UN, public and private sector, namely: Privacy on the Ground: Managing Personal Data in Organizations; Ethics and a Rights Based Approach to Data: From Principles to Institutions; Privacy and Data … Continue reading May Event Spotlight: IAPP Canada, GDPR – DPIA & Data Breach Requirements Webinar & #CyberAware On Your Summer Travel Twitter Chat