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Jan
29
2015

Data Privacy Day 2015 Recap

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TRUSTe was busy hosting, co-hosting and attending events around San Francisco for Data Privacy Day. These events brought out privacy experts, as well as those interested in learning more about privacy. Kicking-off Data Privacy Day was The Online Trust Alliance’s Data Privacy Town Hall Alliance event where TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel spoke about current privacy issues …

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Jan
28
2015

Meet TRUSTe: Kevin Trilli, VP Product

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Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe.  Name: Kevin Trilli Job title: VP Product How long have you worked at TRUSTe?: 6+ years (started in November ‘08) Describe your current role, how this has …

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Jan
28
2015

Data Privacy is a Major Concern for Consumers

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Consumers consider data privacy to be a hot button issue, according to responses from a recent survey. Despite increasing talk of regulation enforcement, best practices and self-regulatory measures, many consumers consider data privacy a concerning issue. The top concern is that companies will collect personal data and share that data with other companies (38 percent …

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Jan
27
2015

Privacy Impact Assessments: Creating a Data Map

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This post is part 3 of a 4 part series about Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) that we will be posting weekly. Privacy officers, executives and project managers all benefit from PIA insights to ensure the privacy practices at their organizations are ethical and safe. There are a total of six steps when conducting a PIA. …

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Jan
27
2015

APEC Member Economies Unanimously Approve TRUSTe’s Renewal as Accountability Agent for Cross Border Privacy Rules System

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TRUSTe’s request for renewal as an Accountability Agent for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System has been unanimously approved by the 21 APEC member Economies. Being an Accountability Agent, TRUSTe will continue to review, certify, monitor and enforce the privacy practices of participating U.S.-based companies or subsidiaries to ensure compliance …

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Jan
26
2015

The Upsides and Downsides of Private Messaging Apps

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By Alexandra Ross, The Privacy Guru  Have we reached the end of the “age of oversharing”? Private messaging apps are the fastest growing category of apps, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry. Recent stats show downloads of private social messaging apps increased 200 percent in 2013 over 2012. From the basic urge to just “say …

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Jan
23
2015

Privacy Innovation MeetUp at TRUSTe

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Privacy professionals gathered at the TRUSTe office on Thursday, Jan. 22 to mingle and listen to two privacy experts discuss how modern technological and scientific advances will impact individual privacy. This event was organized by the Privacy Innovation & Technology MeetUp group. Steven Teppler (pictured above on screen), Attorney, Abbott Law Group, P.A., and Stephen …

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Jan
22
2015

Obama Addresses Privacy, Security at SOTU Address

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By Alexandra Vesalga, Esq., Regulatory Intelligence Analyst, TRUSTe In this week’s State of the Union Address, the president remarked on several privacy and cybersecurity initiatives in the works, including a proposed federal data breach law, a renewed proposal for a consumer privacy bill of rights and a student data privacy bill. Privacy was expected to …

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