Privacy Risk Summit 2017 – Highlights

More than 250 privacy professionals gathered in the heart of San Francisco this week to discuss the challenges they face in managing emerging privacy risks and share strategies for success. They enjoyed a packed day of inspiring panels, expert breakout sessions and, of course, networking to acquire new ideas and practical advice to take back to the office.

The Privacy Risk Summit brought together over 45+ speakers across 20 sessions and 4 parallel tracks. Hilary Wandall, TrustArc General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer, provided a captivating welcome and opening remarks.

The TRUSTe Privacy Risk Summit – Highlights


Kai Westerwelle, Partner at Taylor Wessing (US) Inc., Sooji Seo, Global Privacy Program Director at Dell Technologies, Pamela Garay, Asst. Vice President & International Privacy Officer at Assurant Inc., and Charles Nwasor, Director, Global Assurance & Advisory at Ensono kicked off the Summit with a panel about Managing GDPR Implementation in a US-owned International Company.

This year a special focus was given to the impending EU GDPR, as the compliance deadline is less than one year away.


The Conference was full of great networking opportunities too.


Our sponsors for the event were available throughout the day to provide solution demos or to have a quick conversation. High level overview of these important solutions: HyTrust – making private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure more trustworthy; MediaPro – award-winning privacy awareness content aligned to the highest standards of the GDPR; RADAR – breach guidance & decision-support software to simplify incident response & compliance with breach notification laws; and eSentire – managed detection and response, protecting you from the threats that other technologies miss.

Lunch was sponsored by Anonos and conference partner Women in Security and Privacy (WISP) provided a lunchtime gathering where attendees and speakers came together to network and learn about upcoming events.


Our customers, current employees, and past employees all came together to celebrate a successful event.


This year was very special because after the event, Chris Babel, CEO, announced that TrustArc is the new TRUSTe. Our new name reflects our evolution from a privacy certification company into a global provider of technology powered privacy compliance and risk management solutions.  We announced this change at the Privacy Risk Summit because it coincided with our 20th anniversary of delivering innovative privacy solutions. To learn more, you can read this blog post: TRUSTe Transforms to TrustArc.

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Track TRUSTe Around the Globe

blank< ---------May 9

Join TRUSTe’s first May event at an interactive discussion – “How Website Monitoring Can Boost Marketing ROI and Reduce Corporate Risk.” With our Product Manager Calvin Lam and TRUSTe Managing Director Mikhail Nikitin, learn about current website monitoring and reporting services that help some of the web's largest websites manage privacy related risks, understand lost revenue threats due to retargeting of audience, and understand how third parties impact their site performance.


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If you’re at 3rd European Data Protection Days in Berlin, stop by our booth to say hi and meet the team as we celebrate the International and the European Data Protection Day (May 13 and 14 accordingly).


———May 15

Learn firsthand from IDG Chief Marketing Officer Dawn Briddon about their experience with implementing a comprehensive privacy strategy during the “Understanding the State of EU Cookie Directive and Solutions to Help You Comply” webinar. Register and join TRUSTe Product Manager Clay Turk, TRUSTe Managing Director Danilo Labovic and TRUSTe Senior Product Manager Tony Berman, as we discuss the current legal landscape of EU Cookie Directive. We’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to build a privacy strategy and solution for your company’s compliance, and help you understand the technologies available today. (more…)