Information privacy

MatrixPoint Consulting releases Verified Private Certification

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --MatrixPoint, a data-centric consulting firm specializing in marketing efficiency and data privacy compliance, today released its Verified Private Certification.

Key Points: 
  • IRVINE, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --MatrixPoint, a data-centric consulting firm specializing in marketing efficiency and data privacy compliance, today released its Verified Private Certification.
  • The Verified Private Trustmark can improve consumer confidence and website conversions, while also protecting your company from significant fines that range from $2,500 to $7,500 per customer record.
  • "Our team is extremely excited to offer this visible certification to companies who truly care about their customer's data and privacy," said MatrixPoint Managing Partner, Brian Mahoney.
  • MatrixPoint Consulting was created to help companies improve their business processes, their relationship with their customers, and ultimately, their bottom line.

Harro Höfliger and Vaxxas Announce Alliance to Develop Industrial-scale Aseptic Processing Line for Vaccine Products Based on Vaxxas’ High Density Microarray Patch (HD-MAP)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 8:02pm

Were excited to be working on this project with Harro Hfliger, said David L. Hoey, President and CEO of Vaxxas.

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  • Were excited to be working on this project with Harro Hfliger, said David L. Hoey, President and CEO of Vaxxas.
  • Our novel device design along with our innovative vaccine coating and quality verification technologies are an excellent fit for integration with Harro Hfligers aseptic process automation platforms.
  • Adopting a modular approach, it will be possible to achieve output of tens-of-millions of vaccine-HD-MAP products per week.
  • Vaxxas HD-MAP is a 9x9mm array of thousands of very short (~250m) projections, invisible to the naked eye, coated with vaccine.

Tech Talk with the Regulators – Understanding Anonymization Under the GDPR

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in existence for four years, and has been in force for two years. How can anonymization techniques under the GDPR help Data Protection Officers (DPOs) assess innovation? I hosted a webinar with Truata that featured experts from DPAs in Italy, Ireland, and the UK to find out more about their perspective. The recording is available here (link to the webinar).  ‘A revision of the 2014 opinion on anonymization techniques is in the working program of the EDPB’ In 2014, the European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party provided guidance in their opinion on anonymization techniques.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already been in existence for four years, and has been in force for two years. How can anonymization techniques under the GDPR help Data Protection Officers (DPOs) assess innovation? I hosted a webinar with Truata that featured experts from DPAs in Italy, Ireland, and the UK to find out more about their perspective. The recording is available here (link to the webinar).  

‘A revision of the 2014 opinion on anonymization techniques is in the working program of the EDPB’
    • In 2014, the European data protection authorities, assembled in the Article 29 Working Party provided guidance in their opinion on anonymization techniques.
    • Giuseppe DAcquisto, Senior Technology Advisor at the Italian Data Protection Authority, said that some adjustments to the 2014 guidance are needed because there are unexplored aspects of anonymization in the GDPR: A revision of the 2014 opinion is in the working program of the EDPB.
    • Ultan OCarroll, Deputy Commissioner for Technology and Operational Performance at the Data Protection Commission in Ireland, said: The 2014 opinion is still as valid as it ever was, if not more so.
‘Unexplored aspects of anonymization in the GDPR’
  • D’Acquisto gave three examples where in his view the use of Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) could play a role.
    1. On legitimate interest as a legal ground: “Anonymization techniques can become an element in the balancing test when you want to invoke legitimate interest.”
    2. On public interest as a legal ground: “Public interest is an opportunity when used in combination with national law.” He called on national legislators to explore the possibility of including the use of privacy-enhancing safeguards in laws.
    3. On the secondary, (in)compatible use of personal data for further processing: “Rethinking the 2014 opinion is useful to explore new opportunities for data controllers.”
    • It clarifies Article 6 of the GDPR which stipulates the lawfulness of processing.
    • Recital 50 states that the processing of personal data for purposes other than those for which the personal data were initially collected should be allowed only where the processing is compatible with the purposes for which the personal data were initially collected.
    • DAcquisto stressed that value could be added to data in the interest of the public when applying anonymization techniques as safeguards for our rights and freedoms.
‘Time to focus on privacy risk management’
    • Simon McDougall, Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation at the Information Commissioners Office in the UK, said that it is time to focus on privacy risk management: There is a tension between risk management and hard science.
    • They struggle with the concept of residual risk and the question of what risk to accept.
    • He also explained the benefits of a layered approach to privacy risk management, rather than a focus on a single technology.
    • Think of it as a Swiss cheese notion of [stacked] risk management measures, McDougall said.
‘Legal and technical competences are complementary to each other’
    • The broader questions around innovation, sharing of data, and repurposing of data have become particularly important in the context of COVID-19.
    • Accordingly, each of the experts expressed their advice for DPOs given the developments in anonymization technologies.
    • DAcquisto suggested that DPOs should not rely on either legal or technical competence alone.
    • A holistic approach is needed with legal safeguards, technical safeguards, and a path toward compliance.
‘DPOs: do not go alone; get help’
    • DPOs need to get access to scientists and to organizational people, but also to expert advice in terms of social science, cognitive science, interface design, or mathematics, for example.
    • Do not go alone; get help, he said.
    • Its not worth carrying forward without that because youll be asked questions that you may not think about.
    • Instead of thinking this is all incredibly complicated, they should try to understand what the risks are for the individual and the organization.
    • It is possible to keep up with it so you can then have the conversation with the right expert.

SecureTrust Named Best Payment Card Industry Compliance Provider

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 3:00pm

SecureTrust, a division of Trustwave, today announced it has been recognized as Best PCI Compliance Provider at the 2020 CNP Summit which was held virtually this year.

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  • SecureTrust, a division of Trustwave, today announced it has been recognized as Best PCI Compliance Provider at the 2020 CNP Summit which was held virtually this year.
  • At the CNP Summit, SecureTrust unveiled SecureTrust PCI Manager , a powerful cloud-based platform delivering Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance validation and enhanced risk mitigation for acquiring banks and merchant service providers.
  • Were honored to be recognized by Card Not Present as the leader in providing PCI compliance solutions, said Michael Petitti, president at SecureTrust.
  • SecureTrust, a Trustwave division, leads the industry in innovation and processes for achieving and maintaining compliance and security.

New ControlScan “P2PE for Retail” White Paper Guides IT Leaders to Stronger Payment Security

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

The paper, authored by ControlScan Director of Security Consulting Sam Pfanstiel, is the latest in an ongoing series of educational resources offered by the company.

Key Points: 
  • The paper, authored by ControlScan Director of Security Consulting Sam Pfanstiel, is the latest in an ongoing series of educational resources offered by the company.
  • Retailers struggle with balancing the costs and benefits of investing in the latest payment security technologies, as well as understanding how these options may impact their Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance.
  • A baseline understanding of point-to-point encryption (P2PE) helps decision makers confidently select and implement solutions that meet their business requirements.
  • The ControlScan P2PE for Retail white paper begins by exploring the purpose for PCI compliance and the P2PE program that is designed specifically to reduce PCI scope for merchants.

TI Health Joins Network Advertising Initiative

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 5:57pm

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Data-driven marketing technology leader TI Health has joined the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Data-driven marketing technology leader TI Health has joined the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising.
  • TI Health has agreed to uphold the extensive and detailed NAI Code of Conduct to promote trust, transparency, and privacy protections for digital advertising.
  • "TI Health is committed to continuing our tradition of a privacy safe approach to data driven marketing in the healthcare ecosystem," said Dustin Suchter, Co-President and CTO.
  • "Additionally, the NAI community will benefit from TI Health expertise as a leader and innovator in the healthcare advertising and data analytics space."

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Positioned as a Leader in Risk-Based Authentication Report

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 4:26pm

ATLANTA, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LexisNexis Risk Solutions is honored to announce it is named as a leader among risk-based authentication (RBA) providers in The Forrester Wave: Risk-Based Authentication, Q2 2020 report.

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  • ATLANTA, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LexisNexis Risk Solutions is honored to announce it is named as a leader among risk-based authentication (RBA) providers in The Forrester Wave: Risk-Based Authentication, Q2 2020 report.
  • Forrester positioned LexisNexis Risk Solutions as having the highest score in the strategy category among all vendors included in the report.
  • The LexisNexis Risk Solutions vendor profile in the Forrester report reflects the company's acquisition and integration of the LexisNexis ThreatMetrix device reputation and online fraud management solution.
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions also announced in March 2020 the addition of LexisNexis Behavioral Biometrics to its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Positioned as a Leader in Risk-Based Authentication Report

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 4:16pm

ATLANTA, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LexisNexis Risk Solutions is honored to announce it is named as a leader among risk-based authentication (RBA) providers in The Forrester Wave: Risk-Based Authentication, Q2 2020 report.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LexisNexis Risk Solutions is honored to announce it is named as a leader among risk-based authentication (RBA) providers in The Forrester Wave: Risk-Based Authentication, Q2 2020 report.
  • Forrester positioned LexisNexis Risk Solutions as having the highest score in the strategy category among all vendors included in the report.
  • The LexisNexis Risk Solutions vendor profile in the Forrester report reflects the company's acquisition and integration of the LexisNexis ThreatMetrix device reputation and online fraud management solution.
  • LexisNexis Risk Solutions also announced in March 2020 the addition of LexisNexis Behavioral Biometrics to its LexisNexis ThreatMetrix product.

New Netography Data Collection Agents Enhance Security Posture, Data Privacy and Reduce Mean Time to Resolution

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:16pm

Security platform provider Netography today announced advanced security and enhanced data privacy capabilities with the release of two new powerful data collection agents .

Key Points: 
  • Security platform provider Netography today announced advanced security and enhanced data privacy capabilities with the release of two new powerful data collection agents .
  • These agents significantly expand network visibility, enable pinpointed data access, and reduce mean time to resolution across an organizations entire network.
  • They also increase security by supporting the use of encrypted data, and enhance privacy with data filtering.
  • Netography is helping security teams improve their security posture and save time by making meaningful data collection easier and more secure, says Barrett Lyon, CEO of Netography.

Questionmark Launches ‘GDPR for business professionals’ to Guard Against Fines and Breaches

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:46pm

GDPR for business professionals will tell organizations how well their people understand their responsibilities.

Key Points: 
  • GDPR for business professionals will tell organizations how well their people understand their responsibilities.
  • Only 20% believe they are fully GDPR compliant.1 Yet a breach in GDPR can incur a fine of 20million.
  • GDPR for business professionals will give organizations confidence that relevant staff members understand whats expected of them.
  • It now provides ready-made assessment content, such as GDPR for business professionals , as well as the assessment platform and professional services.