San Francisco, January 16, 2018TrustArc, the data privacy management company, today announced a new series of GDPR workshops and webinars to provide valuable training and education for businesses that must comply with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the May 25th, 2018 deadline. The GDPR Privacy Insight Series Webinars and GDPR Privacy Workshops will begin on January 17 and January 25 respectively.

With less than five months to comply with the GDPR, the most sweeping change to data protection in the past 20 years, organizations in virtually every industry and geography are experiencing major challenges in meeting this deadline. In a recent IAPP survey measuring 500 privacy professionals’ perceived risk of not complying with the GDPR, U.S. and EU respondents ranked failure to prepare for the GDPR 72-hour breach notification, failure to conduct data inventory/mapping, and failure to obtain user consent as the top risk areas. To help mitigate GDPR compliance risks, enterprises list training employees on data protection and privacy, and investment in technology tools as the top action items.

The GDPR workshops and webinars attracted thousands of attendees in 2017 and will continue to feature expert instructors and focus on providing tips and best practices based on TrustArc’s proven methodology. The workshops and webinars are free of charge and attendees qualify for valuable CPE credits.

GDPR Workshops

Topics to be discussed in the workshops include: data mapping, records of processing activities, Article 30 and 35 reports, DPIAs, PIAs, individual rights management, GDPR HR data considerations, and GDPR technology solution and tool demonstrations.

2018 Schedule:

  • Silicon Valley: January 25
  • Dallas: February 1
  • London: February 8
  • Tampa: February 16
  • Atlanta: February 22
  • Salt Lake City: March 1
  • Boston: March 8
  • New York City: March 15
  • Chicago: March 22
  • Washington D.C.: March 29

GDPR Webinars

The webinars will focus on additional GDPR topics including marketing under the GDPR, appointing and supporting the DPO role, and incident response management. The complete list follows:

Privacy Insight Series Webinars – January-June, 2018 at 12 p.m. ET:

  • January 17: “Marketing Under the GDPR: What You Can and Cannot Do”
  • February 14: “Best Practices for Managing Individual Rights under the GDPR”
  • March 14: “Appointing and Supporting the DPO Role. What Tools Do You Need?”
  • April 18: “72 Hours’ Notice: Incident Response Management under the GDPR”
  • May 16: “One Week to Go – Are You Ready For May 25?”

“Even though the GDPR deadline is just around the corner, we are still seeing companies struggling to put scalable systems in place in order to become compliant by May 25,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TrustArc. “As a leader in privacy management with years of experience providing both the technology solutions and consulting services that businesses need to comply with regulatory standards, we are uniquely able to deliver a diverse set of online and in-person GDPR educational training programs and resources. Our goal is to be a collaborative partner for our customers, and extending our training services is a natural step in that effort.”

For more information and to register:

  • GDPR Workshop Series, please click here.
  • GDPR Webinar Series, please click here.

About TrustArc

TrustArc is the leader in privacy compliance and data protection solutions and offers an unmatched combination of innovative technology, services and TRUSTe certification solutions. TrustArc addresses all phases of privacy program management and has been delivering innovative privacy solutions for two-decades to companies across all industries. The TrustArc platform leverages deep privacy expertise and proven methodologies, which have been continuously enhanced through thousands of customer engagements. Headquartered in San Francisco, and backed by a global team across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, TrustArc helps customers worldwide demonstrate compliance, minimize risk and build trust. For additional information visit


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