Privitar completes $80M Series C funding round

(Apr 6, 2020) Data privacy software company Privitar has completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by private equity investor Warburg Pincus, according to Business Wire. The support enables further development of Privitar’s data privacy platform, continued innovation and support of key growth initiatives. “The Privitar platform enables our customers to unlock and use their data to create better products and services while minimizing friction and risk,” Privitar CEO Jason du Preez said.Full Story... Read More

OneTrust receives $210M in Series B funding, now valued at $2.7B

(Feb 20, 2020) Privacy management software company OneTrust has closed a $210 million round of Series B funding led by Coatue and Insight Partners. The company estimates it is now valued at $2.7 billion.  OneTrust Vice President of Products Blake Brannon said while the latest round of funding highlights the company's growth, it is also an example of the privacy industry's continued upward trajectory. "It’s just a great testament to the importance of this market and to everyone involved," Brannon said. "We are... Read More

OneTrust valued at $2.7B after $210M Series B funding round

(Feb 20, 2020) Privacy management software company OneTrust has closed a $210 million round of Series B funding led by Coatue and Insight Partners. The company estimates it is now valued at $2.7 billion. The news comes just seven months after it landed $200 million in Series A funding, which, at the time, placed its valuation at $1.3 billion. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with OneTrust Vice President of Products Blake Brannon about the new round of funding and what it means for a privacy... Read More

CCPA Readiness: Third Wave

(Feb 2, 2020) Throughout 2019, the IAPP and OneTrust have fielded surveys to U.S.-based subscribers of IAPP’s Daily Dashboard seeking to benchmark and track CCPA compliance efforts over time. This short report demonstrates the results of our third and final survey, which was disseminated in November 2019. Read More

Deep dive into the technology of corporate surveillance

(Feb 1, 2020) This paper from the Electronic Frontier Foundation focuses on corporate third-party tracking — the collection of personal information by companies that users don’t intend to interact with. Specifically, it outlines the technical methods and business practices behind third-party tracking. Click to View (PDF)... Read More

Why blockchain is not inherently at odds with GDPR

(Feb 1, 2020) This article from Lokke Moerel and Marijn Storm address the current perception that blockchain is not compatible with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The article argues none of the issues identified by legal scholars and stakeholders are likely to pose issues for blockchain applications and that GDPR is well able to regulate this new technology. Click to View (PDF)... Read More