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.

Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

January 31, 2017

31 January 2017 By Hilary Wandall General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer, TRUSTe Trying to solve a problem, determine the optimal course of action or make a critical decision in the absence of meaningful data not only is frustrating – it can yield undesirable outcomes. It’s like driving without a map or hiking without a compass, let alone precise GPS. Or, like trying to communicate with a friend, whose last name you don’t remember how to spell, without a phone number, email address or Twitter handle. In recent years, many business leaders have realized that connected devices, systems and … Continue reading Maximizing Data Utility Under GDPR

Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

January 25, 2017

Yesterday we had Ray Everett, Principal Consultant (US), TRUSTe, Veronika Tonry, President, Privacy KnowHow, former Global Privacy Manager at Chevron and Applied Materials, and Guy Sereff, Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications share which tools and resources companies are using to conduct data inventories. Our speakers shared some of the biggest “lessons learned” from when they conducted Data Inventories for the first time, so that you can avoid them. There is no “one size fits all” approach – you should conduct these exercises in a way that fits with your company culture. Once you’ve received the support for the project, make … Continue reading Webinar Recap: Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series; Implement – Data Mapping Analysis

January 05, 2017

For organizations that operate globally, complying with the EU GDPR will likely require significant investment in personnel, process change, and new tools.  In order to meet the compliance deadline, companies are actively preparing now. TRUSTe has developed a four phase process to help guide you on the path to compliance.  During November, December, and January we will provide you with a series of tips to use along your path to compliance. See Tip No. 4: Build Consensus for GDPR Compliance by executing an awareness campaign  TIP NO. 5: Uncover Risk by Conducting a Comprehensive Data Mapping Analysis  To ensure you have uncovered all … Continue reading EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Series; Implement – Data Mapping Analysis

Top Topics of 2016

December 30, 2016

We would like to thank all of our blog subscribers and visitors for a great 2016. This year has had many monumental privacy events, from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being adopted to EU-US Privacy Shield being finalized. TRUSTe was there as your trusted privacy advisor throughout the changes, and here are the top three blog posts of the year: 1. EU GDPR Series: Tips on Privacy Compliance This series gives the background on the EU GDPR, the path to compliance, and practical implementation steps for each phase of your program. Each individual post contains best practices, tips, and … Continue reading Top Topics of 2016