If you were at IAPP’s Privacy Security Risk conference last week in San Jose, then you enjoyed presentations from keynote speakers ranging from Gerhard Eschelbeck, VP of Security and Privacy at Google to Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist and Writer. The daily sessions gave you both high level overviews and practical tips for dealing with GDPR, Privacy Shield, and cybersecurity challenges.
If you didn’t attend, our experts at TRUSTe are here to help direct you to resources that can help. We’ve been working extremely hard over the past few months to develop solutions and put together teams that will help your company adapt to the ever-changing privacy landscape. Specifically, our new developments include:
- Data Inventory 2.0: Our expert consulting team leverages our powerful technology to assess, inventory, and map the data your company collects. Your team is given a searchable, sustainable, and secure repository to conduct ongoing compliance and risk management.
- Assessment Manager 3.0: This powerful solution will make conducting privacy and data protection risk assessments streamlined and cost effective. Depending upon your company’s needs, you may choose from self-service or TRUSTe Managed Service options.
- Consulting Team: We have 10+ consultants across four continents, who have extensive privacy and industry experience covering the globe.
- Legal, Policy & Regulatory Team: Former Merck attorney and CPO Hilary Wandall leads this team that has over 45 years of experience. They have built maturing privacy programs, driven regulatory interoperability, and operationalized privacy technology solutions.
- EU Privacy Shield Solutions: Powered by our TRUSTe Assessment Manager technology, our TRUSTe Global Privacy Services team can help navigate you through the compliance process.
- GDPR Solutions: TRUSTe has developed a four step path to compliance, with tailored solutions for each step of the way.
- GDPR Readiness Assessment: Developed in partnership with the IAPP, our team helps your company distill where you fall short of GDPR compliance, and what you need to do to become compliant.
If you would like to speak to our team for help finding which solutions can benefit your company, contact us.
With more than 1,000 companies now using TRUSTe Assessment Manager to assess and manage privacy compliance risk, TRUSTe announced today that version 3.0 of the award-winning solution is now available. The Assessment Manager 3.0 release introduces a host of new features including support for TRUSTe managed assessments, increased collaboration, enhanced reporting, an expanded privacy template library, and streamlined project workflow. The new features enable businesses of all sizes and privacy maturity to address emerging privacy challenges including Privacy Shield, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and vendor risk.
Marcus Morissette, eBay Global Privacy Officer and Privacy Counsel said: “eBay is dedicated to meeting the privacy expectations of both our employees and consumers. We know that the privacy landscape is a fast-moving one which is why we selected TRUSTe Assessment Manager as the foundation of our enterprise PIA process to stay ahead of business change and meet the needs of the EU GDPR. TRUSTe has one of the most advanced PIA solutions on the market – it’s specifically built for privacy teams. We’re excited about the organizational awareness Assessment Manager is creating and the continued evolution of the solution.”
Launched in March 2015, Assessment Manager is a SaaS technology solution and part of the comprehensive TRUSTe Data Privacy Management Platform, providing privacy professionals with solutions to manage all phases of their privacy program, from assessing risk to remediating gaps, to ongoing monitoring and compliance reporting.
Assessment Manager 3.0 supports new TRUSTe managed assessment delivery options in addition to the standard self-service option, providing additional flexibility for organizations who want guidance managing their assessments. The managed assessment option combines the powerful, easy-to-use Assessment Manager technology with the TRUSTe team of privacy experts and proven methodology to deliver a solution that can be tailored to meet any client need. The option has proven attractive to smaller organizations who don’t have the resources to staff a privacy team as well as larger organizations who need help jumpstarting their program.
Sean Cohen, COO of AWeber said, “We develop and run web-based tools that help businesses grow by staying in touch with customers and prospects through opt-in email. Aligning with the requirements of Privacy Shield is critical for our business which is why we’ve worked with TRUSTe to prepare for our filing. As champions of smarter and more efficient ways to exchange information, we appreciate how Assessment Manager was able to enhance the assessment experience and streamline our communication with our Privacy Solutions Manager.”
Assessment Manager is being used by companies across a range of industries, including Tech, Pharma, CPG, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, Insurance, and many more. A sampling of clients includes ADT, eBay, Merck, Rackspace, Transport for London and Xiaomi.
Assessment Manager 3.0 is available today starting at $1,000 per month. For more information visit truste.com/assessment-manager or call 888- 878-7830.
Dave Deasy, SVP Marketing (center) accepting the award on behalf of TRUSTe (Photo credit: Jason Doiy)
We’re excited to announce that TRUSTe Assessment Manager has been named a 2016 Legaltech Innovation Award Winner for Risk Management. The annual Innovation Award program now in its 15th year, recognizes the best in legal technology leaders, products, and projects across the legal community.
TRUSTe Assessment Manager transforms how legal departments assess, analyze, and remediate global data privacy management risks. It was purpose built for privacy teams and developed with the input of global businesses and legal professionals spanning a range of industries. The first dedicated SaaS privacy assessment solution in the market. Assessment Manager brings the benefits of automation to the privacy industry. Previously legal teams relied on manual tools such as spreadsheets, email or retrofitted GRC systems to address the unique nuances of privacy risk management.
TRUSTe Assessment Manager comes pre-loaded with over a dozen templates to address popular use cases, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation, Vendor Risk Management, Breach Notification, and Privacy Impact Assessments. The Platform is used by hundreds of companies either directly or with assistance from TRUSTe Global Privacy Services team across all industries including pharma, healthcare, technology, and consumer products organizations
Nominations for the Legaltech News Innovation Awards, were made by the publication’s more than 40,000 readers; and a panel of judges comprised of Legaltech News and The Recorder editors selected the winners from hundreds of candidates.
Xiaomi, the Beijing-based leader in smartphone, electronics and services, is the latest global company to choose the TRUSTe Assessment Manager platform to bring increased efficiencies and scale to their privacy program. Xiaomi will use the platform to perform ongoing Privacy Assessments and PIAs for the MUIU operating system and other services in the quest to bring Privacy by Design into the mobile architecture and product set.
Under the partnership TRUSTe has also assessed and certified that Xiaomi’s mobile operating system MIUI (and its native apps), cloud services and e-commerce websites all abide by TRUSTe’s privacy standards. The company has had a full review of its privacy practices and worked to ensure all mobile applications that collect sensitive information are encrypted, that all payment pages have the proper encryption to protect users’ sensitive information and application permissions are limited to only what was needed to operate on a user’s device.
The certification process helps to ensure Xiaomi is transparent and accountable to the practices outlined in the company’s privacy statement. TRUSTe Assessment Manager enables Xiaomi to maintain these privacy commitments, demonstrate compliance and assess the privacy impact of new product releases. This will simplify the process of maintaining the certification going forward and help Xiaomi achieve various global compliance targets efficiently.
“With this privacy certification, Xiaomi is demonstrating our deep concern for user privacy,” said Baoqiu Cui, Chief Architect at Xiaomi. “User privacy is always our top priority, and the Privacy by Design approach has been incorporated into our product design process. As of today MIUI has over 200 million users, and our e-commerce website has even more. Getting both MIUI and the e-commerce website certified is a huge milestone, not only for the company, but also for our users. With the TRUSTe certification, our users have even greater peace-of-mind knowing their data is well protected.”
“TRUSTe Assessment Manager and Privacy Impact Assessment process can help us meet our privacy compliance requirements much more efficiently. Efficiency is very important for a fast growing product like MIUI, whose developer’s build is released every week and stable build is released every month.” said Baoqiu.
Read further details in our press release here
In order to manage the privacy and operational challenges of implementing Model Contract Clauses (MCC) to maintain compliance with EU data protection laws, TRUSTe has introduced a new Model Contract Clause privacy assessment and partnered with PactSafe and a number of leading law firms.
This solution comes after the Oct. 6th ruling by the European Court of Justice, which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework.
“The Safe Harbor Ruling has left many companies rudderless without a clear way to stay compliant with EU rules,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. “While the prospect of a new Safe Harbor 2.0 agreement appears promising, our new assessment and these partnerships we’re announcing today, will help companies act now to streamline their Model Contract Clause compliance and meet the January 31st deadline.”
TRUSTe has partnered with a number of leading international law firms who can advise companies with the legal aspects of Model Contract Clause compliance. Once the appropriate Model Contract Clauses are identified, PactSafe and TRUSTe work together to streamline the process of contract agreement with clients and partners, and provide risk assurance that the privacy components are being honored throughout the business.
PactSafe handles contract distribution with its automated contract management tools. TRUSTe provides a full privacy assessment against the requirements under the EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC using its automated Assessment Manager platform.
Further details about this new Model Contract Clause / Standard Contract Clause privacy assessment are available here and read the press release here.