TRUSTe Assessment Manager Passes 1,000 Company Milestone
SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2016
TRUSTe Assessment Manager Passes 1,000 Company Milestone; Version 3.0 of Award Winning Privacy Solution Released. New features include managed assessment options and enhanced reporting to help businesses of all sizes tackle EU Privacy Shield, EU GDPR, and other emerging data protection compliance risks.
TRUSTe announced today that more than 1,000 companies are now using their award winning Assessment Manager solution to assess and manage privacy compliance risk. The Assessment Manager 3.0 release introduces a host of new features including support for TRUSTe managed assessments, enhanced reporting, an expanded privacy template library, and streamlined project workflow. The new features enable businesses of all sizes and privacy maturity to address emerging privacy challenges including EU Privacy Shield, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and vendor risk.
Marcus Morissette, eBay Global Privacy Officer and Privacy Counsel noted, “eBay is dedicated to meeting the privacy expectations of both our employees and consumers. We know that the privacy landscape is a fast-moving one which is why we selected TRUSTe Assessment Manager as the foundation of our enterprise Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) process to stay ahead of business change and meet the needs of the EU GDPR. TRUSTe has one of the most advanced PIA solutions on the market – it’s specifically built for privacy teams. We’re excited about the organizational awareness Assessment Manager is creating and the continued evolution of the solution.”
Initially launched in March 2015, Assessment Manager is a SaaS technology solution and part of the comprehensive TRUSTe Data Privacy Management Platform, providing privacy professionals with solutions to manage all phases of their privacy program, from assessing risk to remediating gaps, to ongoing monitoring and compliance reporting.
Assessment Manager 3.0 supports new TRUSTe managed assessment delivery options in addition to the standard self-service option, providing additional flexibility for organizations who want guidance managing their assessments. The managed assessment option combines the powerful, easy-to-use Assessment Manager technology with the TRUSTe team of privacy experts and proven methodology to deliver a solution that can be tailored to meet any client need. The option has proven attractive to smaller organizations that don’t have the resources to staff a privacy team as well as larger organizations that need help jumpstarting their program.
Sean Cohen, COO of AWeber said, “AWeber helps more than 100,000 businesses increase sales and profits through its suite of web-based email marketing software. Aligning with the requirements of Privacy Shield is important for our business which is why we’ve worked with TRUSTe to prepare for our filing. As champions of smarter and more efficient ways to exchange information, we appreciate how Assessment Manager was able to enhance the Managed Assessment experience and streamline our communication with our Privacy Solutions Manager.”
Assessment Manager is being used by companies across a range of industries, including, CPG, Healthcare, Insurance, Pharma, Oil & Gas, Technology and many more. A sampling of clients includes ADT, eBay, Merck, Rackspace, Transport for London and Xiaomi.
Chris Babel, CEO TRUSTe said, “Assessment Manager 3.0 is the latest demonstration of our ongoing commitment to develop innovative solutions to help companies comply with emerging privacy requirements. We power privacy assessments and certifications along with compliance management for companies of all sizes around the world through our powerful, easy-to-use technology solutions. Having more than 1,000 companies using Assessment Manager demonstrates the flexibility and reliability of the solution and companies can feel confident they are selecting a partner who provides a proven solution to help manage privacy risk.”
TRUSTe powers privacy compliance and trust by enabling businesses to use data across their customer, employee and vendor channels. We have nearly 20 years’ experience and a team of over 150 professionals dedicated to providing data privacy management solutions and services, including assessments, certifications and our SaaS-based Platform. The Data Privacy Management Platform provides control over all phases of privacy; from conducting assessments and implementing compliance controls to managing ongoing monitoring. Companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brand.