Meet TRUSTe: Kevin Trilli, VP Product

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe. 

Name: Kevin Trilli

Job title: VP Product

How long have you worked at TRUSTe?: 6+ years (started in November ‘08)

Describe your current role, how this has changed over time and your current projects: My current role is responsible for driving product strategy for TRUSTe and managing the product management team for the product portfolio. My key current project is driving the strategy and roll-out of our Data Privacy Management Platform into beta and general availability in 2015. This has involved working with dozens of our key customers and others to learn about their challenges managing privacy and data protection within a large global enterprise and building a set of services and products that can help them manage those challenges.

What do you like most about working here?: There are several aspects: 1) Due to TRUSTe’s unique background and the evolving nature of the privacy management space, helping to grow this company is a stimulating challenge on many levels. We are working to innovate a space that has been pretty static for many years. It is exciting to be in that position with your company regardless of the industry. We have some really great ideas and a vision that many will start to see become a reality this year, 2) The team we have assembled, both the original core and the newer more recent team members, are truly a pleasure and honor to work with. We have a very focused, dedicated group of professionals that come from amazing and diverse backgrounds. It keeps it fun and we function well as a team. Being here is a personal decision by all of us – there are many choices, particularly in San Francisco and the Bay area, so we are all treating this opportunity very seriously.

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Meet TRUSTe: Debra Farber, Sr. Consultant & Product Manager

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe. 

 Name: Debra J. Farber

Job Title: Sr. Consultant & Product Manager, JD, CISSP, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, CIPM, CIPT

How long have you worked at TRUSTe? Just under 6 months.

What do you think are the top privacy challenges for companies? Organizations need to understand how personal data are collected, used, stored, accessed, shared, and expunged in order to identify and remediate privacy risks. However, as organizations process increasingly more data, and as business processes change over time through acquisitions, mergers, etc., it becomes incredibly challenging to understand where personal data are located within a business. Very often, attempts at developing data flow maps, which are time-consuming to create, are outdated by the time they have been drafted.

What do you like most about working at TRUSTe? Clearly, TRUSTe has been a leader in privacy for many years. I feel particularly lucky to work with such intelligent and affable coworkers. However, to me, the most exciting part about working at TRUSTe is the launch of our new Data Privacy Management (“DPM’) Platform. This technology will assist organizations with the automation of some of the most time-intensive activities: privacy workflow management, privacy impact assessments (“PIA”), up-to-date data mappings, vendor assessments, etc. I have the unique opportunity to work at TRUSTe as both a Sr. Consultant, using the Platform to advise our larger clients, and as a Product Manager, prioritizing new DPM Platform feature sets based on feedback that we receive from consulting engagements. I truly look forward to coming to the office every day!

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Meet TRUSTe: Josh Harris, Director of Policy

Our latest series will introduce you to a new TRUSTe employee every week to give you an inside look at the talented, knowledgeable and friendly people who work at TRUSTe. 

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Name: Josh Harris

Job title: Director of Policy

How long have you worked at TRUSTe?: Nearly three months

Location: I work out of the D.C. office and visit the headquarters in San Francisco every other month. Much of my time is spent traveling to countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America to contribute to the work being done by government and industry on data privacy interoperability.

Describe key current projects: I started my career in privacy in 2006 and worked for the Department of Commerce as Associate Director for the Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce. In that capacity, I headed the US government’s delegation to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Data Privacy Subgroup. After that I was the Policy Director at the Future of Privacy Forum where I continued my work on international data transfers, among other privacy-related topics. Watching APEC evolve and realizing the critical role TRUSTe plays in issuing certifications, I was eager to work with the smart team of privacy pros here to develop solutions to the evolving privacy landscape. Right now I’m focused on building out TRUSTe’s APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules certification system. To date, TRUSTe is the only organization in the world recognized as an APEC-accredited certifier to this standard.

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