Data protection

AST Private Company Solutions Leverages Box Platform to Power Astrella and Transform the Private Ownership Market

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:00pm

AST Private Company Solutions (AST PCS) today announced that it is leveraging Box Platform to power AST PCSs new Astrella capitalization (cap) table and ownership data management system, providing users with an encrypted cloud environment and immediate access to Boxs secure cloud content management platform, data storage and collaboration tools.

Key Points: 
  • AST Private Company Solutions (AST PCS) today announced that it is leveraging Box Platform to power AST PCSs new Astrella capitalization (cap) table and ownership data management system, providing users with an encrypted cloud environment and immediate access to Boxs secure cloud content management platform, data storage and collaboration tools.
  • By building this new feature on the Box Platform, Astrella users are able to seamlessly maintain company documents more securely and comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Astrella was developed by AST PCS, the Silicon Valley-based unit of ownership data management leader AST , as a transformative technology in private company shareholder management.
  • Founded in 2019, AST PCS is an affiliate of AST and is focused on serving private companies worldwide.

Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum Convening Privacy and Data Security Experts to Tackle Pressing Compliance and Regulatory Issues

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 3:00pm

ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced that its Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum will take place over three days and bring together legal industry leaders to discuss privacy and data security issues related to the M&A market, enforcement, and compliance.

Key Points: 
  • ARLINGTON, Va., June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Law today announced that its Bloomberg Law Leadership Forum will take place over three days and bring together legal industry leaders to discuss privacy and data security issues related to the M&A market, enforcement, and compliance.
  • The day's panel will issues related to navigating guidance related to privacy compliance that is being promulgated by data protection authorities from across the globe.
  • Dixon will discuss the state of GDPR enforcement and how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting privacy regulation and Phillips will cover how the coronavirus is affecting the agency's approach to privacy and security.
  • "Attendees will receive the knowledge and guidance they need to move forward in what is unprecedented territory for privacy and data security professionals."

MESA FINAL DEADLINE MONDAY: ROSEN, NATIONALLY REGARDED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Reminds Mesa Air Group, Inc. Investors of Important June 1 Deadline in First Federal Securities Class Action Filed by the Firm – MESA

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 8:15pm

To join the Mesa class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1825.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq.

Key Points: 
  • To join the Mesa class action, go to http://www.rosenlegal.com/cases-register-1825.html or call Phillip Kim, Esq.
  • toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.
  • Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation.
  • 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017.

FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - 9:00pm

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.

Key Points: 
  • Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna.
  • The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Unions General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • When the GDPR came into effect, there was limited guidance and decisions available to help US higher education institutions and edtech companies in understanding their obligations.
  • Amelia Vance, FPFs Director of Youth & Education Privacy, cautioned that many U.S.-based institutions remain unprepared, despite the high stakes.

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.

Key Points: 
  • 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.

K2View Further Innovates in Data Management with New Encryption Patent

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:00pm

This patent represents a new, innovative approach to encryption that provides a more secure method for encrypting data.

Key Points: 
  • This patent represents a new, innovative approach to encryption that provides a more secure method for encrypting data.
  • It is also foundational to how K2View solutions deliver secure and encrypted data management.
  • 10,657,275, Encryption Directed Database Management System and Method, was awarded to K2View on May 19, 2020, and is K2Views second patent.
  • K2View is a leading provider of advanced data fabric, data integration, and data delivery software that takes the promise of a 360-degree view of data to the next level.

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.

ICC Launches AOKpass Declaration for COVID-19 Health Data Protection

Monday, May 25, 2020 - 11:00am

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has today launched the ICC AOKpass Declaration on COVID-19 Health Data Protection .

Key Points: 
  • The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has today launched the ICC AOKpass Declaration on COVID-19 Health Data Protection .
  • Launched on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Day in celebration of the landmark data privacy protection laws in the European Union the Declaration signals a bold vision for a post-COVID-19 world, working together for recovery, prosperity and the upholding of health data protection as a basic human right.
  • The Declaration expressly supports placing strict health data privacy at the core of COVID-19 compliance standards and verification systems, vital for recovery efforts.
  • The ICC AOKpass system, endorsed under the Declaration, will provide an international technical standard for COVID-19 compliance with strict inbuilt health data protection (also known as privacy-by-design under the GDPR).