How to Get Started with GDPR Planning

February 16, 2017

Eleanor Treharne-Jones, VP Consulting at TRUSTe will be joining Lewis Barr, General Counsel and VP, Privacy, at Janrain for the first installment of a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) webinar series. Lewis and Eleanor will discuss: How personal data of EU citizens can be managed and processed under this new regulation. How it applies to all organizations that offer goods or services to EU residents or monitor their behaviour in the EU regardless of location. How, if found noncompliant, your organization could face penalties as high as 4% of your global revenue. What practical steps to take to prepare for GDPR. … Continue reading How to Get Started with GDPR Planning

Submit Comments on WP 29 GDPR Guidance by Today

February 15, 2017

In December 2016 we summarized the GDPR guidelines released by the Article 29 Working Party on the “Right to Data Portability”, Identifying a Lead Supervisory Authority, and appointing a “Data Protection Officer.” The deadline for submitting comments is today. To submit comments, email  JUST-ARTICLE29WP-SEC@ec.europa.eu and presidenceg29@cnil.fr. To learn more about TRUSTe EU GDPR solutions, or to speak with a consultant, contact us.

DAA Cross Device Guidance Enforcement Starting Today

February 01, 2017

In a typical day the average person will use several devices to make calls, check emails, or watch videos. Over half of people (57%) who use a device such as a smart phone or tablet use more than one.[1] It is easier than ever to seamlessly move between devices and continue an activity on one device where you left off on another. Users get the advantage of a seamless experience across devices, and publishers and ad tech companies can get information about user behavior across those devices, which is known as cross-device tracking. Starting today, February 1, 2017, the Digital … Continue reading DAA Cross Device Guidance Enforcement Starting Today

Doing Business with Argentina Just got Easier

January 23, 2017

  Latin America Privacy Regimes: Nations at a Glance Last summer TRUSTe hosted its Privacy Risk Summit, which included a session on doing business in Latin America, and also issued a client advisory on the data protection laws of Latin America, available here. The note included information on the privacy frameworks of several different countries, including Argentina. As a review, Argentina employs a hybrid approach to its data protection framework, meaning that it combines constitutional protection with expansive data protection regulations. Its data protection law, which was passed in 2000, provides general protection for personal data stored in public or … Continue reading Doing Business with Argentina Just got Easier

Korea Next to Join Cross Border Privacy Rule (CBPR) System

January 19, 2017

  The CBPR system continues to build momentum in the Asia Pacific region, with S. Korea becoming the latest APEC economy to submit their Intent to Participate. This follows on the heels of Taiwan’s announcement to follow suit later this year. Korea offers significant market opportunity for American exporters. Korea’s participation in the APEC CBPR System will promote digital trade, benefit companies in the United States and around the region, and drive uptake of higher privacy standards for consumers in the Asia-Pacific, said Acting Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis, Ted Dean in response to this week’s announcement. On Monday, an … Continue reading Korea Next to Join Cross Border Privacy Rule (CBPR) System

ePrivacy (EU Cookie) Directive Update

January 18, 2017

On January 10, 2017, the European Commission released a proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the “ePrivacy Regulation”) to replace the ePrivacy Directive (the “EU Cookie Directive”) to better align with the newly adopted EU General Data Protection Regulation and its Digital Single Market Strategy. Over the past 18 months, the European Commision reviewed the ePrivacy Directive by conducting evaluations, consultations, and an impact assessment. The results informed the proposed Regulation. TRUSTe has followed enforcement of the ePrivacy Directive (“EU Cookie Directive”) in both rounds of compliance inspections. As noted in this advisory, one of the big changes in … Continue reading ePrivacy (EU Cookie) Directive Update