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The Privacy Advisor | Privacy products you may want to know about: May Related reading: This assessment tool aims to help determine CCPA readiness




Tech solutions are increasingly a part of a privacy pro’s purview. Here’s a look at a crop of new privacy- and security-based tools that should perhaps be on your radar. Want your product featured? Email Molly Hulefeld at

Avast launched its Avast Secure Browser, Aspen, with an updated Anti-Fingerprinting feature to mask users identifiable aspects of their browser data. New features also include WebCam Guard and Hack Check.

Engadget reports Cloudfare's DNS service will add a VPN known as Warp to its app for mobile devices. Designed to give users more browser privacy, the feature encrypts a user's connection to CloudFlare's servers with the aim of reducing data use by caching and compressing content where possible. 

Hunton Andrews Kurth 
Hunton Andrews Kurth launched an online resource center aimed at helping businesses navigate the data privacy responsibilities tied to the California Consumer Privacy Act. Providing a general overview of how CCPA will impact organizations, it features a compliance checklist and compiles the firm's publications, blog posts and other information to help organizations understand the new requirements. 

Orrick launched a free online assessment tool to help businesses determine whether they are covered by the California Consumer Privacy Act and, if so, their readiness to comply. Orrick’s CCPA Readiness Assessment Tool consists of five sections with questions covering the Scope of the CCPA, Notice to California Residents, CCPA California Residents Rights, Vendor Management and Contracting, and additional considerations.

Syncsort announced the launch of its Assure Security product, aiming to streamline access control, data privacy, compliance monitoring and risk assessment. In the news release announcement, Business Wire wrote, "Together, these capabilities help security officers, IBM i administrators and Db2 administrators address critical security challenges and comply with new regulations meant to safeguard and protect the privacy of data."



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