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Nov
17
2014

TRUSTe’s Agreement with the FTC

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Chris Babel, CEO At TRUSTe we take very seriously the role we play in the privacy ecosystem and our commitment to supporting our customers. And if we fall short, we admit it, we address the issue, and we move forward. Today, an agreement was announced with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settling a complaint about …

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Nov
13
2014

Rise in Privacy Investment Evident as Companies Rush to Join New DPM Platform Beta Program

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Today we’re excited to announce that the beta program for our Data Privacy Management Platform has reached full capacity. Numerous well-known international brands have signed-up to participate in this program, which will give them access to this comprehensive and intuitive privacy solution. The interest we’ve seen since announcing this program is a strong indicator that …

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Nov
10
2014

Survey Shows Growing Data Privacy Concerns In the Farming Community

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“As the Internet of Things expands and data collection remains a multi billion dollar business, we’ll see concerns about data privacy in every sector, industry and profession,” says TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. A recently published survey of 3,380 farmers from The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) conducted from late July to September this year found that …

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Nov
04
2014

November Monthly Spotlight — IAPP Data Protection Congress, pii2014

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November 6, 11 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET When Worlds Collide – Redefining the Relationship Between Privacy and Compliance  Webinar Privacy and compliance no longer exist in separate worlds — these areas are fast becoming inter-related and the relationship is being redefined. It’s crucial for governance, risk, and compliance professionals to understand data privacy as changing …

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Nov
03
2014

COPPA is Not Just for Kids’ Websites Anymore

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By Joanne Furtsch, director of product policy at TRUSTe, CIPP/C, CIPP/US This article was first published in the IAPP Privacy Tracker blog on 10/28/14  It’s not just online services and websites targeted toward children that need to be diligent about following Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) regulations. A few months ago the Federal Trade Commission …

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Oct
29
2014

Women In Security & Privacy Event Packs TRUSTe Office

Women In Security and Privacy Group Event at TRUSTe office.

On Oct. 28, a large group of privacy and security professionals — from lawyers to engineers to program managers — gathered for the “Women in Security & Privacy Networking Kickoff” event at the TRUSTe offices in San Francisco. The event was organized by representatives from six companies: Kenesa Ahmad of Promontory, Elena Elkina of McKesson, …

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Oct
27
2014

73% Open to Wearables at Work but Potential Privacy Issues Could Be a Concern

IoT Statistics - consumer attitudes to data collection through wearable smart devices.

If you use wearables at home, it might be evident how these little tracking devices could be beneficial in the workplace. However, the potential for companies to collect this information without employee knowledge or consent raises the issue of transparency with regards to data collection. Whether monitoring our daily steps, using intelligent I.D. badges to …

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Oct
24
2014

Women in Privacy Leadership Roles: Interview with Joanne McNabb

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General.

Guest Post: Alexandra Ross, The Privacy Guru interviews Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General Privacy is high-profile right now. From major retail and financial sector breaches to revelations over mobile device tracking and intrusive surveillance technologies, the question of whether or not we’ll submit to living in a “post-privacy” society is …

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