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Recognizing Privacy Awareness Week 2014

Throughout the Asia Pacific region this week, members of the privacy community have been observing Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). The initiative, started by the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA), promotes the awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information.

At AvePoint, we’re proud to sponsor PAW and work with organizations throughout the region to help ensure they meet privacy regulations and have the necessary compliance and data governance procedures in place to do so. One of the ways we are doing this is through the AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) system, which is available as a free download exclusively from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Last month, we announced the news that APIA was expanded specifically to support organizations that need to comply with the recently announced Singapore Personal Data Protection Act.

APIA is an educational solution that helps enterprises understand and automate the process of evaluating, assessing, and reporting on the privacy implications of their enterprise IT systems.

  • Comply with Privacy Regulations: APIA helps organizations analyze how personal information is handled and comply with privacy impact assessments (PIA) required by global privacy legislation such as the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act.
  • Automate Privacy Impact Assessments: APIA’s form-based survey system provides      built-in workflows as well as configurable questions and answers to simplify the process for privacy, security, IT, and business owners of enterprise systems to interact and communicate to conduct comprehensive PIAs.
  • Report on PIAs for Stakeholder Review: APIA automatically generates PIA reports in accordance with organization specific privacy risk analysis for easier distribution to Chief Privacy Officers for review.
  • Extend to Security and Vulnerability Assessments: APIA is fully extensible and customizable for security and vulnerability assessments as well as requirements from other quality assurance and/or records management review.

With APIA, we’re helping reduce the burden that often comes along with the necessary task of carrying out PIAs while helping organizations comply with the privacy regulations that impact them the most. Download APIA for free today to get started.

Dana S.
Dana S.
Dana Louise Simberkoff is the Chief Risk, Privacy and Information Security Officer at AvePoint. She is responsible for AvePoint’s privacy, data protection, and security programs. She manages a global team of subject matter experts that provide executive level consulting, research, and analytical support on current and upcoming industry trends, technology, standards, best practices, concepts, and solutions for risk management and compliance. Ms. Simberkoff is responsible for maintaining relationships with executive management and multiple constituencies both internal and external to the corporation, providing guidance on product direction, technology enhancements, customer challenges, and market opportunities. Ms. Simberkoff has led speaking sessions at data privacy and security events around the globe. She was featured in Forbes, writes a monthly column for CMSWire, and was highlighted in the CSO Online list of “12 Amazing Women in Security”. She is a current member of the Women Leading Privacy Advisory Board and a past member of the Education Advisory Board for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Ms. Simberkoff holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. LinkedIn: Twitter:


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