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AvePoint and International Association of Privacy Professionals Launch New Privacy Impact Assessment Solution
The AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment solution helps organizations understand and automate the process of evaluating, assessing, and reporting on the privacy implications of their enterprise IT systems.
Washington, DC – March 6, 2014 – From the halls of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2014, AvePoint, the established leader in enterprise-class big data management, governance, and compliance software solutions for next-generation social collaboration platforms, today announced it joined forces with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) to launch the AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment (APIA) solution. The IAPP will be the exclusive distributor of APIA to the global privacy community.
“Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are an important tool being used frequently by organizations to ensure that they are in compliance with global privacy laws and regulations,” said J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, President & CEO of the IAPP. “We’re excited to collaborate with AvePoint to provide the global privacy community with a technology solution that mitigates the risk inherent with manual PIAs and positions privacy professionals to work more efficiently.”
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.
- 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.
As part of this release, the IAPP and AvePoint have also created an APIA Community Portal for privacy professionals to contribute questions and share best practices with one another in order to build a repository of knowledge and generally accepted questions for commissioning PIAs.
“The AvePoint Privacy Impact Assessment solution is another vital piece in AvePoint’s evolution to offer enterprises the opportunity to build a complete and collaborative governance, risk, and compliance program across their organizations,” said Robert Yonaitis, AvePoint Chief Research Scientist. “Working with the IAPP, the world’s leading privacy organization, to create this innovative solution is a natural fit to ensure we are empowering the global privacy community with the research, education, and solutions necessary for success.”
Attendees can learn more about APIA by visiting AvePoint’s booth at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit (#6) for live demonstrations and one-on-one discussions with subject matter experts. Dana Simberkoff, AvePoint Senior Vice President of Risk Management & Compliance, will also present a session at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, March 6, entitled: “Privacy by Design: Automating Your Privacy Impact Assessments”. In this session, she will highlight best practices for introducing privacy impact assessments into organizations’ technology procurement and development processes.
For more information on all of AvePoint’s activities at the Global Privacy Summit, please visit our event microsite.
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The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource, helping practitioners develop and advance their careers and organizations manage and protect their data. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at www.privacyassociation.org.
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