Privacy Ref focuses on aligning privacy practices with clients' organizational and operational goals. We design and implement data privacy programs or enhance existing ones, drawing on our experience and industry best practices. Privacy Ref consultants develop custom privacy programs unique to your business needs. Privacy Ref offers one of the most cost-effective approaches to addressing privacy requirements.

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"Their competency in understanding the whole realm of privacy, then working with other staff members has been very helpful and gives us confidence that we are meeting the requirements not only of GDPR, but California, Canada, China … as well as any new ones that arise in the future"

-- TechSmith’s CFO.

Data Breach

Havenly Data Breach Havenly, an interior design website, was recently a victim of a data breach. A g...roup or individual hacker was able to gain access to databases containing roughly 1.3 million records. How this information was accessed is unclear, however there is a significant amount of informa...

The Weakest Embedded Link

The Weakest Embedded Link One of the most difficult vulnerabilities to overcome is human error. You ...cannot simply program your employees to only open specific emails or attachments and there is no guarantee that training will be effective. When it comes to phishing, you are only as strong as the ...

U.S. Privacy Officer Readiness (CIPP/US + CIPM)

Aug 17, 2020 -
Aug 20, 2020
$3790.00
Online
Led by Ben and Bob Siegel
This class provides participants with all the necessary information to develop and operate a privacy program focused on th...

U.S. Private-Sector Privacy (CIPP/US)

Aug 17, 2020 -
Aug 18, 2020
$1895.00
Online
Led by Bob Siegel
U.S. Private-Sector Privacy provides an overview of data protection laws and regulations in the U.S and an understanding o...

The Challenge of Data Transfers from the EU to the U.S.

It has been just over a week since Privacy Shield was invalidated, but it feels much longer. Like m...any privacy pros, I have spent several hours participating in webinars and working with clients to address how to legally accomplish data exports. My clients' question is consistent, "What do I do ...

Privacy Program Management (CIPM)

Aug 19, 2020 -
Aug 20, 2020
$1895.00
Online
Led by Ben Siegel
Privacy Program Management teaches you how to create and manage a privacy program. It gives you the tools to answer day-to...

Privacy Quick Start™ training

Aug 21, 2020
$99.00
Online
Led by Ben Siegel
Throughout your organization you have individuals who are responsible for personal information. Regardless of their being ...

EU-US Privacy Shield Found Invalid…Now What?

The EU Court of Justice has made a decision today to invalidate the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement. ...This is a significant change to the privacy landscape in the United States for companies transferring personal information from the EU. The short version of what was decided is that US companies co...

Collaboration Tools

Privacy Notice on Collaboration Tools In this video Bob Siegel talks about collaboration tools in th...e market, urging companies to read the privacy notice to ensure the information sent over with those tools is being properly protected.  Stay informed! Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTu...

Privacy Challenges – Q&A Session

Aug 28, 2020
1:00 pm EST - 2:00 PM EST
Free
Online
Led by Ben Siegel
This webinar we will be discussing challenges that privacy professional encounter and simple solutions. Please submit your...

Privacy Quick Start™ training

Sep 10, 2020
$99.00
Online
Led by Ben Siegel
Throughout your organization you have individuals who are responsible for personal information. Regardless of their being ...

U.S. Private-Sector Privacy (CIPP/US)

Sep 14, 2020 -
Sep 15, 2020
$1895.00
Delray Beach, FL or Online
Led by Bob Siegel
U.S. Private-Sector Privacy provides an overview of data protection laws and regulations in the U.S and an understanding o...

Quarterly Data Breach Review

Sep 15, 2020
1:00 pm EST - 2:00 pm EST
Free
Online
Led by Ben Siegel
Once a quarter, we will review several recent breaches, discussing what happened and how it could have been prevented.

Privacy Program Management (CIPM)

Sep 17, 2020 -
Sep 18, 2020
$1895.00
Nashua, NH or On-line
Led by Ben Siegel
Privacy Program Management teaches you how to create and manage a privacy program. It gives you the tools to answer day-to...

European Data Protection (CIPP/E)

Sep 21, 2020 -
Sep 22, 2020
$1895.00
Delray Beach, FL or Online
Led By Bob Siegel
This two-day training encompasses pan-European and national data protection laws, key data protection terminology and prac...

Privacy Program Management (CIPM)

Oct 5, 2020 -
Oct 6, 2020
$2295.00
Nashua, NH or On-line
Led by Ben Siegel
Privacy Program Management teaches you how to create and manage a privacy program. It gives you the tools to answer day-to...