14 December 2016 By Hilary Wandall General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer, TRUSTe Part 1. Be a Counselor. Last Thursday I had the honor of delivering a firestarter session at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series in Washington D.C. I had been asked to speak about re-envisioning the role of a privacy leader as a business enabler – rather than a leader who solely focuses on providing compliance, policy and/or legal guidance, and it inspired me to share three invaluable lessons I’ve learned over the past 15 years while seeking to navigate the ever-changing privacy terrain in order to help … Continue reading The Privacy Leader as Business Enabler – Part 1. Be a Counselor.
A new benchmarking study by IAPP & TRUSTe is available: Preparing for the GDPR: DPOs, PIAs, and Data Mapping. Contrary to many mainstream media reports that indicate a lack of GDPR awareness, more than 90% of organizations have begun preparing for GDPR compliance. Key Takeaways Over 90% of survey respondents have at least begun preparations for GDPR compliance. EU companies are further along the compliance path with 67% reporting their implementation is underway or completed vs. 42% for the US. 43% of companies report they already conduct data inventory and mapping projects, and another 30% are planning to do so … Continue reading Majority of Companies Actively Preparing for EU GDPR
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 hello at Booth #8 and demo new exciting products and services, including Privacy Shield compliance offerings. Stop by Tanq Lounge at the Marriott on Wednesday, Sept 14 from 7-9pm (limited space, must be a conference attendee) to visit with fellow attendees. Hear from TRUSTe’s Josh … Continue reading September Spotlight: IAPP Privacy Security Risk; Changing Role of the CPO
IAPP Canada Privacy Symposium 2016 May 11 – May 12 Toronto The privacy landscape is changing at breakneck speed, and your job is becoming more complex by the day. Boasting exceptional education, unmatched networking and a strong community of privacy professionals, the Symposium returns to help you step up your game. TRUSTe’s Eleanor Treharne-Jones will be speaking on Wednesday, May 11th, 11:45am-1pm on “Are You Ready for the GDPR? Let’s Find Out.” > Register here Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 2016 May 12 – May 13 Los Angeles The Digital Advertising Alliance Summit 2016 is a full-day event and provides … Continue reading May Spotlight: TRUSTe Speaking at Events in Toronto, LA and London
A joint study released today by the IAPP and TRUSTe finds more and more companies are turning to privacy expertise to enhance security results and protect against data breaches. The study – How IT & InfoSec Value Privacy – polled 550 privacy, IT and information security professionals across the globe in December and January. The findings reveal a significant increase in privacy-related investments, with 42% of firms spending more on privacy technology, outpacing investment in external counsel and auditors. The study also confirms the well-documented extent of the cybersecurity threat as 39% reported an incident in the last two years and increased … Continue reading New IAPP/TRUSTe Study: Privacy Brings Security Results
For the first time, the White House has called out the APEC-EU privacy interoperability project as one of its key initiatives APEC member economies will prioritize in order to enhance regional economic integration for the Asia Pacific region, wrote TRUSTe’s Director of Policy Josh Harris in an article for The Privacy Advisor. The goal of the interoperability project is to provide a dual-certification approach to streamline global privacy practices without duplicating efforts – something that will appeal to many companies. It would establish mechanisms to facilitate a company’s simultaneous participation in the Cross Border Privacy Rules and Binding Corporate Rules … Continue reading White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push