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Sep 08 2016

TRUSTe Assessment Manager Passes 1,000 Company Milestone; Version 3.0 Released

With more than 1,000 companies now using TRUSTe Assessment Manager to assess and manage privacy compliance risk, TRUSTe announced today that version 3.0 of the award-winning solution is now available.  The Assessment Manager 3.0 release introduces a host of new features including support for TRUSTe managed assessments,  increased collaboration, enhanced reporting, an expanded privacy template library, and …

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Sep 01 2016

Enforcing the Russian Localization Law

The Russian Data Localization Law came into effect a year ago today on September 1st, 2015. On February 12th, 2016 the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation (MinComSvyaz) issued Guidance that addresses the comments received from public, and provided guidance on how to comply with the Law. Since the Russian Data …

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Aug 31 2016

September Spotlight: IAPP Privacy Security Risk; Changing Role of the CPO

IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016 September 13-16 San Jose San Jose is home to the upcoming IAPP Privacy.Security.Risk (P.S.R.) conference once again. The conference brings together attendees from privacy, technology and security backgrounds to focus on today’s innovations and challenges of data protection. TRUSTe will be participating in different ways throughout the conference: Come say …

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Aug 30 2016

Third Party Alternate Dispute Resolution

Initial Privacy Shield deadlines are just around the corner and EU GDPR compliance isn’t far behind. These fast-approaching dates are stirring up a renewed interest in a solution TRUSTe has been offering for years – alternative privacy dispute resolution. Offering alternative dispute resolution (ADR) gives customers confidence that you are committed to their privacy and helps …

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Aug 17 2016

HIPAA Turns 20

By Margaret Alston, Senior Privacy Consultant Among fanfare for the 20th birthday of the Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), we have also seen the largest HIPAA settlement ($5.55 million) – laid at the feet of Advocate Health Care. This last case was on the heels of two July 2016 settlements: $2.75 million with …

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Aug 16 2016

Over 500 Companies Working with TRUSTe to Comply with EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

TRUSTe announced today that it is working with over 500 companies to assess and verify compliance with the new requirements for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and provide dispute resolution services. In order to meet the spike in demand since the Department of Commerce (DOC) started accepting submissions on August 1st, TRUSTe is using Assessment Manager, the award-winning technology platform …

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Aug 15 2016

Ten Reasons to Implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Hilary Wandall, General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer at TRUSTe summarizes the top 10 reasons to implement the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield even if you’ve implemented or have been working on implementing Model Contractual Clauses (MCCs). At TRUSTe, we have nearly 20 years of experience working with thousands of companies to assess their privacy practices, and …

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Aug 03 2016

Benefit of Early Privacy Shield Adoption

On August 1, 2016 the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) started accepting self-certifications for compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles.  A number of companies have already started the process to self-certify with the DOC to take advantage of the grace period offered to early adopters of the Principles to get contracts with third parties updated. …

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