At the end of each month we’ll compile a list featuring some of the most informative and interesting privacy blog posts to let you know what topics are driving the privacy agenda this month. 


The month of June was a big month for privacy events. Namely, the IoT Privacy Summit 2015 in Menlo Park, CA. We posted a recap of the event the day after along with some of the many photos we took. TRUSTe privacy experts covered numerous sessions at the Summit and wrote blog posts thoroughly explaining the issues each panel discussed. So far we’ve published one of those blog posts (‘Can Self-Regulation Meet Privacy Challenges of IoT?‘) — we’ll post the other blog posts in the following weeks, so subscribe to the blog if you haven’t already. See below for some other blog highlights.


Privacy Ecosystem Map Highlights Evolving Market to Address Global Challenges

TRUSTe’s VP of Marketing, Dave Deasy, introduced the Privacy Ecosystem Map in a blog post. The Privacy Ecosystem Map organizes over 100 players in the privacy space into three major categories: Regulations and Guidelines, Business Resources, and Consumer Tools. We will soon be launching a series covering leaders at the companies, regulatory bodies and business services in this ecosystem.




Privacy Report Tackles Issues Publishers Can’t Ignore 

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), in association with TRUSTe, has published an in-depth study titled, “Data Privacy Report: An Issue for Our Time.” This report covers privacy for publishers – the issues they face and recommendations to tackle these issues. The in-depth report makes a clear case for why data privacy is a topic that deserves attention. Contact your TRUSTe Account Manager for a full copy of the report.




2015 IoT Privacy Summit Recap [PICS] 

After the success of the first IoT Privacy Summit last year, and the growing conversation around all things IoT, TRUSTe decided to host the second Summit on June 17th. The Summit was a big success — with 11 panels covering a wide variety of topics such as privacy issues with connected cars, the benefits and trade-offs of healthcare privacy, and the efficacy of privacy self-regulation in the IoT space.




Privacy & The Internet of Things: The Importance of Transparency in Accounting for What We Can’t See 

Contributor and Industry Analyst at Altimeter Group, Jessica Groopman, took a look at the issues that could arise as IoT grows and how organizations have tackled this issues so far. “We are in a critical juncture in the IoT industry, but also in the fate of our sociological norms and expectations, our understanding of, control over, and ability to provide informed consent around how we interact with the world around us and how it interacts with us,” she writes.



This month marked the end of our six-month series, “Meet TRUSTe,” which introduced you to members of the TRUSTe team. Click on the links below to learn more about them —

Meet TRUSTe: Chris Babel, CEO

Meet TRUSTe: Mikhail Nikitin, Director, Business Development, EMEA

Meet TRUSTe: Jennifer Cristobal, Director of Global Human Resources 

Meet TRUSTe: Kevin Clifford, Director, Enterprise Solutions


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