TrustArc acquires Nymity

(Nov 19, 2019) TrustArc has announced the acquisition of Nymity, the latest major development in a rapidly evolving privacy technology marketplace.  The deal will now bring together two of the most established vendors in the privacy space, both offering global privacy compliance and risk-management solutions to organizations across industry sectors.  Privacy Tech caught up with leadership in both organizations to find out more about the acquisition and what it means for their customers and the privacy tech m... Read More

Privacy Tech: TrustArc acquires Nymity

(Nov 19, 2019) TrustArc has announced the acquisition of Nymity, the latest major development in the rapidly evolving privacy technology marketplace. The deal will now bring together two of the most well-established vendors in the privacy space, both offering global privacy compliance and risk-management solutions to organizations across industry sectors. Privacy Tech caught up with TrustArc CEO Chris Babel and Senior Vice President of Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel Hilary Wandall, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, C... Read More

Mozilla launches suite of privacy-focused services

(Nov 18, 2019) Mozilla Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said the company “has been remaking” itself in recent years, and the Guardian reports it is releasing a suite of privacy-focused services. Mozilla has launched data-breach-reporting service Monitor, password manager Lockwise and privacy-focused file-sharing service Send. It is also beta-testing a virtual private network service, “which it hopes to market to privacy-conscious users,” the article states. Baker added, “In the early days, we thought all companies an... Read More

Open-source browser Brave 1.0 launches

(Nov 14, 2019) Brave 1.0, an open-source browser that blocks third-party ads and trackers and offers a form of ads that pay the user to view them, has launched, The Verge reports. According to Brave, ads will be targeted to the user, their information does not leave the browser, and they can adjust the number of ads seen each hour. Those who opt in to ads receive Brave Rewards. “With Brave, the web can be a rewarding experience for all, without users paying with their privacy,” Brave Software Co-Founder and CE... Read More

Professor envisions data privacy online

(Nov 12, 2019) University of California, Berkeley Computer Science Professor Dawn Song is working to build a platform that gives individuals control over their personal data and compensation for its use by corporations, The New York Times reports. Song, who recently started Oasis Labs, says it’s important to “develop technologies that can utilize data in a privacy-preserving way.” She added, “Today, companies are taking users’ data and essentially using it as a product; they monetize it. The world can be very ... Read More

Platform seeks to streamline third-party vendor questionnaires

(Nov 7, 2019) Ever since the EU General Data Protection Regulation made organizations liable for third parties acting as processors, vendor management has become crucial for organizations that do not wish to face stiff financial penalties. In order to properly vet vendors, organizations will often send out questionnaires to a prospective third party to learn about its practices. Caroline McCaffrey has seen vendors receive an increased amount of questionnaires over the years, which is why she founded ClearOPS,... Read More

Startup aims to help third parties streamline vendor questionnaires

(Nov 7, 2019) Ever since the EU General Data Protection Regulation made organizations liable for third parties acting as processors, vendor management has become crucial for organizations that do not wish to face stiff financial penalties. The conversation has evolved to the point where it has shifted to how vendors should manage “their” vendors. In order to properly vet vendors, organizations will often send out questionnaires to a prospective third party to learn about its practices. Caroline McCaffery had... Read More

Vendor's platform aims to give organizations full look into GDPR, CCPA

(Oct 30, 2019) Privacy technology vendors have had plenty of success creating tools to tackle various components of the EU General Data Protection Regulation rather than the entirety of the law. The developers of SafeGuard Privacy wanted to create an offering they could truly call comprehensive. In order to do so, it was going to take a lot of work, and it wasn’t going to be easy. IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, spoke with SafeGuard Privacy CEO and Co-Founder Richy Glassberg and Executive Vice P... Read More

Platform helps organizations take deep dives into GDPR, CCPA

(Oct 30, 2019) Privacy technology vendors have had plenty of success creating tools to tackle one component of the EU General Data Protection Regulation rather than the entirety of the law. Perhaps a vendor will focus on a handful of articles in order to create a specialized compliance tool that handles a specific aspect of the law really well, such as data subject access requests or privacy impact assessments. SafeGuard Privacy CEO and Co-Founder Richy Glassberg and Executive Vice President, General Counsel ... Read More