Serious Privacy on Global Data Privacy / Data Protection Day

Privacy laws are 50 years old this year! – which makes this Global Data Privacy Day – or Global Data Protection Day – even more special.

In celebration, TrustArc is launching the Serious Privacy Podcast, because the world needs serious privacy help. The podcast, hosted by Paul Breitbarth and K Royal, will look at the topics privacy professionals are most concerned with and seek to help them maximize their time by delivering key content in different ways. As Paul and K discuss in the pilot episode, the podcast will deliver TrustArc webinars via podcast, seek to capture conference sessions, and host unscripted discussions with privacy professionals on relevant, interesting, controversial, inspiring, or exciting topics.

In this pilot, Paul and K touch on two topics – privacy turning 50 years old and insight into how they got into privacy as a profession and what keeps them here.

It seems surprising that both Europe and the United States passed their first privacy laws. The EU saw its first data protection law ever with the German federal state of Hessen, albeit at regional level. Three years later, Sweden followed with their national Data Act, the first national data protection law. On the US side, the Fair Credit Reporting Act was passed in 1970 addressing a concern of “fairness, impartiality, and a respect for the consumer’s right to privacy” and the US Privacy Act followed in 1974.

Since then, the world has joined in with hundreds of privacy laws being passed and taking some different approaches in enforcement. But the one thing that remains clear…. it is critical that individuals have rights when it comes to their personal information and that businesses take responsibility to protect the data entrusted to them.

The huge jumps in technology and digital data and the increasing number of laws is what drove many privacy professionals to enter the field, by design or happenstance. In the first episode, Hilary Wandall, SVP, Privacy Intelligence and General Counsel joins us to share how she entered privacy along with the career journeys of Paul and K. As you can imagine, the paths share as many similarities as they do differences.

Listen to the pilot episode here.
Please let us know what you are interested in hearing. Email us here: Podcast@TrustArc.com

The podcast reflects what the privacy profession needs, real information, readily available, with convenient timing, and honest discussion of the real topics that matter in privacy and management of privacy programs. Really serious privacy.

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Being #PrivacyAware is Good for Business

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Data Privacy Day aims to educate and empower individuals and businesses to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust. TED-style talks and interviews will highlight the latest privacy issues for consumers and businesses. This year TRUSTe will be participating in a Twitter chat about how to boost business by respecting consumer data privacy. Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 3 p.m. EST/noon PST.

Topic: Consumers are paying closer attention to the value of their personal information and how to manage their privacy. To build trust, businesses must address customers’ preferences, needs and concerns about privacy by being transparent about their collection, use and protection of consumer data and providing easy-to-use privacy and security tools. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will help you understand how privacy is good for business and the steps your organization can take to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Panelists:

Better Business Bureau Enterprise (@BBB_Enterprise)

ConnectSafely (@ConnectSafely)

CyberWise (@BeCyberwise)

Federal Trade Commission (@FTC)

Future of Privacy Forum (@futureofprivacy)

Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe)

Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil)

iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe)

Level 3 Now (@Level3Now)

PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC)

Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday)

Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman)

TRUSTe (@TRUSTe)

Women in Security and Privacy (@wisporg)

Data Privacy Day (@DataPrivacyDay)

National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline)

Additional guests TBD

How to Attend: If you have a Twitter account, sign in. If not, create one here. Enter #ChatSTC in the search box to find the chat.

January Event Spotlight: Data Inventory & Meeting GDPR Compliance; Data Privacy Day

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Best Practices to Create a Data Inventory and Meet GDPR Compliance

January 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am PST

Online Webinar

Where’s your data? Understanding the data flows and data policies and procedures across the Company is the foundation of any privacy and data governance program and essential for GDPR compliance. This new regulatory requirement is forcing many companies to finally tackle this exercise head-on. Not sure where to start?

Our webinar speakers will:

  • Share their experiences in creating data inventories for a range of enterprises
  • Provide tips and templates to help set you up for success
  • Review how the data inventory can be used by different teams including privacy, infosec, IT and risk and compliance.
  • Show the creation of simple data flow maps that can be easily maintained across the organization

Join this webinar to help you understand the tools, resources and methodology companies are using to establish a baseline of data assets and obligations and get on the fast track to GDPR compliance. Speakers include: Ray Everett, Principal Consultant (US), TRUSTe, Veronika Tonry, President, Privacy KnowHow, former Global Privacy Manager at Chevron and Applied Materials and Guy Sereff, Corporate Counsel, Level 3 Communications.

> Register here

 

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Being #PrivacyAware is Good for Business

January 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST

Online Twitter Chat

Consumers are paying closer attention to the value of their personal information and how to manage their privacy. To build trust, businesses must address customers’ preferences, needs and concerns about privacy by being transparent about their collection, use and protection of consumer data and providing easy to use privacy and security tools. This #ChatSTC Twitter chat will help you understand how privacy is good for business and the steps your organization can take to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.

Moderator: STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ (@STOPTHNKCONNECT)

Guests: Better Business Bureau Enterprise (@BBB_Enterprise), ConnectSafely (@ConnectSafely), CyberWise (@BeCyberwise), Federal Trade Commission (@FTC), Future of Privacy Forum (@futureofprivacy), Get Cyber Safe (@GetCyberSafe), Higher Education Information Security Council (@HEISCouncil), iKeepSafe (@iKeepSafe), Level 3 Now (@Level3Now), PCI Security Standards Council (@PCISSC), Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (@PrivacyToday), Securing the Human (@SecureTheHuman), TRUSTe (@TRUSTe), Women in Security and Privacy (@wisporg), Data Privacy Day (@DataPrivacyDay), National Cyber Security Alliance (@StaySafeOnline), additional guests TBD

> Use #ChatSTC to join

 

Data Privacy Day

January 28 (other events scheduled)

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust is the theme for Data Privacy Day (DPD), an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. Use #PrivacyAware to join the fun.

Live from Twitter HQ: Data Privacy Day Event 2017 will take place on January 26th at Twitter HQ. Join the National Cyber Security Alliance to watch exciting TED-style talks, segments and interviews focusing on the latest privacy issues for consumers and business. The event will be available online for the world to watch on Livestream, Periscope and Facebook Live.

> Register to watch live here

 

Data Privacy Day 2015 Recap

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TRUSTe was busy hosting, co-hosting and attending events around San Francisco for Data Privacy Day. These events brought out privacy experts, as well as those interested in learning more about privacy.

Kicking-off Data Privacy Day was The Online Trust Alliance's Data Privacy Town Hall Alliance event where TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel spoke about current privacy issues with a panel of other experts.

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Data Privacy is a Major Concern for Consumers

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Consumers consider data privacy to be a hot button issue, according to responses from a recent survey.

Despite increasing talk of regulation enforcement, best practices and self-regulatory measures, many consumers consider data privacy a concerning issue. The top concern is that companies will collect personal data and share that data with other companies (38 percent of Americans are concerned about this, compared to 48 percent of Brits).

blankCoinciding with Data Privacy Day, we have released some interesting new survey results. The TRUSTe 2015 Consumer Confidence Privacy Index sheds light on consumer attitudes toward data privacy.

In two separate surveys, consumers shared their concerns about data privacy:

  • 92% of Americans worry to some extent about their data privacy in general when using the Internet – the same percentage from our 2013 survey asking the same question.
  • 92% of Brits also worry about their privacy online, an increase from 89% in January 2014.
  • The business impact from the lack of this trust is high: 89% of Brits say they avoid companies that do not protect their privacy, the same percentage as in January 2014 compared with 91% in January 2013 and 88% in January 2012.
  • 45% of Americans and Brits say they think online privacy is more important than national security.

All of the findings will be presented today at the TRUSTe Privacy Insight Series event in San Francisco, an exclusive roundtable event for privacy experts and thought leaders.

To share this post, and other Data Privacy Day related news, use the hashtag #DPD2015.

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