The tools built by the GDPR

(May 25, 2018) The EU General Data Protection Regulation has absolutely dominated most of our time here at the IAPP recently, and, chances are, if you are reading this those four letters are taking up a boatload of your time as well. Nearly every piece, for example, written on privacy technology over the past couple of months has involved the GDPR in one way or another. In this post for Privacy Tech, Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, rounds up all the tech addressing the GDPR he's reported on so as to potentially help ... Read More

Symantec announces public-private partnership for privacy research center

(May 24, 2018) Cybersecurity company Symantec announced a new privacy research center in an effort to give consumers greater control over their personal data and online activity and provide governments and organizations with tools to help them handle data in a responsible way, Business Wire reports. Symantec Chief Executive Officer Greg Clark called privacy the “defining issue of this generation.” The center, which will be based in Saarbrucken, Germany, is a public-private partnership with the CISPA − Helmholt... Read More

Microsoft to offer global DSAR rights ahead of GDPR

(May 22, 2018) Ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation implementation date, Microsoft outlined the steps it is taking to address the upcoming rules. The company announced it will be extending GDPR data subject access rights to its users all over the world, which can be discovered through Microsoft’s privacy dashboard. Microsoft also has made changes to its privacy statement in a move to be more transparent in the ways the GDPR will change its procedures. “The fact is that this complex regulatory fra... Read More

Privacy tech can assist with GDPR compliance, but with some risk

(May 21, 2018) The Wall Street Journal reports on the need for privacy technology ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. “We’re seeing a huge development in privacy tech as a direct result of the GDPR,” said IAPP Europe Managing Director Paul Jordan. A survey conducted by the IAPP and Ernst & Young found more than half of the 600 privacy professionals polled said they would invest in tech to help their GDPR compliance efforts. While technology can assist in those practices, privacy professiona... Read More

New tool to aid in 'right to be forgotten'

(May 21, 2018) Retrospect has announced an enhanced tool, Retrospect 15.1, designed to help firms comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation's “right to be forgotten” provision, MediaPost reports. The tool utilizes a rule-based filtering mechanism to remove specific data from backups, allowing firms to protect consumer data and delete information upon request. Retrospect 15.1 is available for free to Retrospect users and is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.Full Sto... Read More

Webinar: Using APIA for GDPR compliance

(May 18, 2018) With the EU General Data Protection Regulation set to go into effect next week, AvePoint is presenting a webinar May 31 to help users who have downloaded its APIA app to "learn best practices for leveraging it and other solutions" to help with GDPR compliance. Users of Office 365, SharePoint or "an environment outside of the Microsoft ecosystem" will find tips on using APIA to assess their organization's GDPR readiness, automate privacy impact assessments, calculate risk, and gain recommendation... Read More

TrustArc, RADAR CEOs discuss strategic partnership

(May 18, 2018) The EU General Data Protection Regulation is staring everyone in the face. The countdown to implementation day is now in the single digits, and everyone is currently waiting to see what happens when May 25 comes and goes. While organizations around the world prepare for the rules, a pair of major players has joined forces to help those worried about not only complying with the GDPR but everything beyond it, as well. TrustArc and RADAR have announced a strategic partnership aimed at simplifying c... Read More

TrustArc, RADAR join forces to help with GDPR compliance and beyond

(May 18, 2018) The EU General Data Protection Regulation is staring everyone in the face. The countdown to implementation day is now in the single digits, and everyone is currently waiting to see what happens when May 25 comes and goes. While organizations around the world prepare for the rules, a pair of major players have joined forces to help those worried about not only complying with the GDPR but everything beyond it, as well. TrustArc and RADAR have announced a strategic partnership aimed at simplifying... Read More

RADAR and TrustArc partner to offer GDPR solutions

(May 17, 2018) In a news release, TrustArc and RADAR announced a strategic partnership to provide privacy program management solutions designed to help simplify the compliance process, particularly with global requirements like the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The solutions are said to address “critical privacy program functions including creating data inventories, conducting risk assessments, managing policies, providing transparency, and planning for and responding to data breach incidents.” The pa... Read More

Vendor draws from experience to create consent management platform

(May 16, 2018) When the team at PactSafe examined the EU General Data Protection Regulation 18 months ago, they took a look at what the rules were mandating around consent and discovered an interesting opportunity. The company’s platform, they realized, which had been used to collect electronic signatures and track the acceptance of online contacts, would be a helpful tool to help organizations gather and track consent under the GDPR. This is what ultimately lead to the creation of the PactSafe Consent Manage... Read More