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

Web browsers value privacy, differ on how to make it happen

(Jan 31, 2020) Developers, security researchers and privacy advocates differed in their view on web browsers’ privacy protections at the USENIX Enigma security conference in San Francisco this week, Wired reports. “I think competition pushes everyone toward being more private by default,” Brave Chief Information Security Officer Yan Zhu said during a panel discussion that also included representatives from Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Mozilla Principal Engineer Tanvi Vyas said browsers ar... Read More

Securiti.ai closes $50M funding round

(Jan 30, 2020) Securiti.ai announced it has received $50 million in Series B funding. The investment will be used to service the customers of its Privaci.ai platform, which uses artificial intelligence and bots to automate compliance tasks. The vendor has now obtained $81 million over the past couple of months, and Securiti.ai President and CEO Rehan Jalil believes this is a signal that automation will be the future of privacy compliance. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with Jalil about wh... Read More

Securiti.ai receives $50M in funding for AI-focused privacy platform

(Jan 30, 2020) Last summer saw investors and venture capitalists put millions of dollars into the privacy technology market. Securiti.ai was one of the vendors as it closed a round of Series A funding worth $31 million. As the calendar flipped into 2020 and money continued to fuel privacy tech vendors, Securiti.ai once again was able to obtain a new influx of cash. The vendor announced it has received $50 million in Series B funding, led by venture capital firms General Catalyst and Mayfield. "What happened ... Read More

Identity verification startup raises $17.5M in Series A funding

(Jan 28, 2020) Identity verification startup Persona has raised $17.5 million in Series A funding toward its platform that enables businesses and organizations to use a variety of documents — from government-issued IDs to biometrics — to verify a customer's identity, TechCrunch reports. “Persona’s target user today is any company involved in any kind of online financial transaction to verify for regulatory compliance, fraud prevention and for trust and safety,” the article states. “Persona’s main premise is th... Read More

Study: Mature privacy programs experience higher ROI

(Jan 27, 2020) As data protection laws popped up around the world, many armed with strict penalties for noncompliance, organizations quickly realized they had to be proactive to meet those regulatory requirements. Staying on top of those compliance requirements meant pouring significant financial resources into comprehensive privacy programs. But as the EU General Data Protection Regulation closes in on its two-year implementation anniversary and the California Consumer Privacy Act enjoys its infancy, have th... Read More

Study: Many organizations see ROI on privacy investments

(Jan 27, 2020) As data protection laws popped up around the world, many armed with strict penalties for noncompliance, organizations quickly realized they had to be proactive to meet those regulatory requirements. Staying on top of those compliance requirements meant pouring significant financial resources into comprehensive privacy programs. As the legislative landscape evolves, have those privacy investments yielded positive returns on investment? According to Cisco's 2020 data privacy benchmark study, the a... Read More

AvePoint closes $200M round of investments

(Jan 9, 2020) The privacy technology market has been a priority for investors and venture capitalists. The early days of 2020 have shown this trend is not slowing down anytime soon as another tech vendor closed a funding round worth millions of dollars. Independent software vendor AvePoint announced it has raised approximately $200 million in financial commitments from minority equity investors. Leading the round of funding was a Series C Preferred Equity investment from TPG Sixth Street Partners. "I think t... Read More

AvePoint announces $200M in financial commitments

(Jan 9, 2020) The privacy technology market has been a priority for investors and venture capitalists, and the early days of 2020 have shown this trend is not slowing down anytime soon. Independent software vendor AvePoint became the latest tech company to receive financial capital, as it recently announced it has raised approximately $200 million in commitments from minority equity investors. In this piece for Privacy Tech, IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with AvePoint Chief Risk, Privac... Read More