Privacy Management Industry Leaders Form Alliance Of Global Privacy Solution Providers
September 11, 2017
SEATTLE, US – A group of privacy management industry leaders today announced the formation of the Alliance of Global Privacy Solution Providers (the “Alliance”). Founding members Evidon, MediaPro, Nymity, Prifender and RADAR have formed the Alliance in an effort to help educate privacy professionals to make informed decisions on their approach to planning, implementing and managing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and long term privacy compliance.
The Alliance represents a cross section of complimentary solutions addressing the complexity of GDPR compliance. Members offer a depth of expertise AND execution ability related to compliance with specific areas of the GDPR.
With the May, 2018 deadline approaching, the Alliance recognizes that in addition to questions on how best to approach GDPR compliance including uncertainty around interpretation and the extent to which regulatory bodies will enforce compliance, privacy professionals also face challenges with resourcing and budget constraints. The Alliance will aim to help privacy professionals understand:
- Where and when software or additional tools are an option for compliance activities and how to build the associated business cases for senior management.
- Where and when existing processes are achieving GDPR compliance
- How to take a longer-term approach to privacy management, beyond immediate GDPR requirements
Also, announced today, Richard Purcell will serve as an advisor and public representative for the Alliance. Richard has been a recognized expert in information privacy and data protection since the mid-90’s and was the first Chief Privacy Officer at Microsoft. Richard has chaired TRUSTe’s Board of Directors, was a member and chair of the USA Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, was a Director for the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and a founding member of Conference Board’s Council of Chief Privacy Officers. He also served on the FTC Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security.
“Resource and time constraints challenge every privacy professional. With the EU GDPR and ePrivacy regulations looming in 2018, they need to be well informed when evaluating and making buying decisions related to solutions for compliance,” said Purcell.
“Software solutions are effective and efficient tools for GDPR compliance. The Alliance of Global Privacy Solution Providers is committed to helping privacy professionals understand the best options for their organisations to achieve and maintain GDPR compliance.”
The Alliance will be launching a number of activities including its GDPR Compliance Conference Series in the United States and European Union in the fall of 2017.