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Privitar Closes $80 Million Series C Funding Round Led by Warburg Pincus

Data privacy leader to expand platform capabilities, accelerate growth, and empower businesses worldwide to unlock the advantage of safe, useable data Privitar, the leading data privacy platform provider, today announced that it has completed an $80 million Series C funding round led by Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, with participation from Accel, Partech, IQ Capital, Salesforce Ventures and ABN AMRO Ventures. The investment comes less than a year after a $40 million Series B…

One-Third of Financial Firms Lack Clear Plan to Address Privacy Risks, Accenture Report Finds

One-third of financial services organizations lack a clear plan or the resources to address privacy risks related to customer data in the next 12 months, according to a new report by Accenture. The report — “Privacy in Financial Services: Stature and Sustainability in the Information Age” — is based on a survey of 100 privacy executives in the banking, insurance and capital markets sectors in North America and Europe. It focuses on how companies should rethink how they use, store and protect customer data as recently…

Talkdesk Announces Flexible Deployment and Guardian to Securely Shift to Work-From-Home Solutions and Address Business Continuity Needs

Products #8 through #11 of Talkdesk 20-in-20 offer business continuity for response to the coronavirus outbreak with suite of flexible cloud deployment and security options Talkdesk, Inc., the cloud contact center for innovative enterprises, announced a suite of products and features to enable a swift, seamless and secure transition to Talkdesk cloud contact center solutions. Talkdesk Flexible Deployment™ offers companies an easy path to adaptability and business continuity; especially crucial in crisis scenarios. Paired…

DataGrail Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in the Cool Vendors in Privacy, 2020 Report

DataGrail, a leading privacy management firm, today announced it was named a Cool Vendor in the latest Gartner Cool Vendors in Privacy, 2020 report (Gartner subscription required). Due to increased demand in data privacy compliance, largely driven by the CCPA and GDPR, DataGrail has more than tripled its headcount in the last twelve months, and revenue is up more than 600 percent. According to Gartner, "As privacy laws evolve globally, the vendor landscape has developed with innovative solutions that help security and risk…

Acuant and IdentityMind Union Creates a Global Leader in Digital Identity Proofing and Verification

AI Powered Identity Platform offers Broadest Global Coverage with API Integration for Omnichannel Transactions Acuant, a leading global provider of identity verification solutions, today announced it has finalized the acquisition of former strategic partner IdentityMind, creator of Trusted Digital Identities. Expanding its reach across the digital identity lifecycle, Acuant will combine its award-winning Trusted Identity Platform for identity proofing and verification with IdentityMind's top-performing Digital Identity…

TechBytes with Travis O’Neil, SVP of Operations at GumGum

Tell us a bit about GumGum. We got our start and still derive the lion’s share of our business in the Digital Advertising industry, but GumGum is, more broadly, a technology company whose core competency is Machine Learning solutions that extract value from text, images, and videos. We currently have both a sports sponsorship valuation business rooted in Computer Vision logo recognition technology, and an advertising business serving contextual targeting and brand safety intelligence solutions along with an array of…

Localogy Launches Weekly Privacy Bulletin and Privacy Council

Association’s Latest Initiatives Address Members’ Most Pressing Needs With its members facing growing concerns regarding the implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and other privacy laws and guidelines, Localogy launched a new initiative in collaboration with Attorney and Data Privacy Expert James Ward. The Localogy Privacy Bulletin is a member-exclusive, weekly email publication designed to help members stay abreast of the latest trends and best practices in data privacy, empowering them to make more…

TechBytes with Natalya Pollard, Country Manager at LiveRamp ANZ

Hi Natalya, tell us about your role at LiveRamp and how you started in the industry. Most of my time within the industry has been dealing in data, however, data was used in very different ways when I first began. I could not have imagined then the sheer quantities and applications of data that have emerged with the rise of technology. I have however always believed that data – and in particular customer data – has the power to change businesses. If you want to be competitive in business, you need to understand data,…

Unacast Launches Pro Bono Social Distancing Scoreboard as Part of COVID-19 Toolkit

Real World Graph Data Engine Provides Valuable Insights on Social Distancing Patterns at County and State Level for Public Agencies and Healthcare Organizations Unacast, an award-winning location data and analytics firm, launched the Social Distancing Scoreboard as the first component of its COVID-19 Toolkit. Unacast created this pro bono offering, powered by its Real World Graph data engine, to help public health experts, policy makers, academics, community leaders and businesses in retail and real estate gain accurate…

MarTech Interview with Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy and Data Ethics Officer at Looker

"Data ethics is doing the right thing with data, considering the human impact from all sides, and making decisions based on your brand values." Hi Barbara. Tell us about your journey into data protection and how you started at Looker. My journey into data security and privacy began more than two decades ago, where I previously served as Chief Privacy Officer for Intuit, Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company. In fact, I was Hewlett-Packard’s first-ever CPO, where I led a global team that drove global privacy policy and…

Showpad Furthers Commitment to Security and Compliance Standards With SOC 2 Accreditation

Successful completion of data security accreditation advances Showpad’s position as a leading sales enablement platform that customers can always rely on Global sales enablement leader Showpad is pleased to announce it is now a SOC 2 Type 2 accredited company. The achievement demonstrates Showpad’s continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of security and compliance for its customers. Developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), SOC 2 accreditation is widely recognized as a…

Netwrix Now Delivers Data Classification for Google Drive and Integrates with Microsoft Information Protection

Organizations can reduce security-related stress with trustworthy data tagging and prove compliance with the CCPA faster and more easily Netwrix, a vendor that makes data security easy, announced today the release of Netwrix Data Classification 5.5.2. This updated version enables customers to enrich Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) capabilities by accurately and consistently labelling documents; improve the security of sensitive content stored on their corporate Google Drive; and ease the burden of CCPA compliance.…

Exigent Launches AI-Powered Contract Management System for Speed to Smart Data

With a machine learning engine trained by lawyers, Exigent's end-to-end CMS now auto-extracts contract data in milliseconds and runs contextual search with improved accuracy Legal technology provider, Exigent, has released the latest update to its Contract Management Solution to include AI-based auto-extraction and contextual search for increased speed to data, accuracy and business impact. Exigent's AI auto-extraction tool, Scarlett, is powered by a machine learning engine set up and trained by legal professionals,…

Neustar Significantly Multiplies IP Geolocation Data Accuracy for Compliance, Risk, and Security Use Cases

UltraGeoPoint expands the global data collection network and advanced machine learning algorithms to provide geolocation data on over 99.99% of all routable IPv4 and IPv6 addresses Neustar, Inc., a global information services and technology company and leader in identity resolution, announced significant enhancements to its market-leading IP address geolocation service, UltraGeoPoint, (formerly known as IP GeoPoint) to help customers meet regulatory compliance requirements, strengthen network security and reduce risk…

Odaseva Empowers Data Protection and Compliance With Three Key Leaders Achieving the Coveted Salesforce Certified Technical Architect…

Company Differentiates Itself from the Competition with Several Members of its Team Reaching the Pinnacle of Salesforce Certification Odaseva, the unified cloud data protection, compliance and operations platform for enterprises running Salesforce as a business-critical application, announced that three people within company leadership have achieved the pinnacle of Salesforce certification known as the Salesforce Certified Technical Architect (CTA), including its CEO and Founder, Sovan Bin, who was one of the first…

Punchh Doubles Down on Privacy Protections with New Compliance Achievements

Punchh, the leader in loyalty and engagement solutions for physical retailers, announced that it has successfully achieved Service Organization Control (SOC) 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliance. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) designed the SOC 1 and SOC 2 reports to aid organizations in building trust and confidence with clients in its services and respective controls through an independent CPA report. Compliance with SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 demonstrates Punchh's commitment to…

MarTech Interview with Richard Jones, CMO, Cheetah Digital

"Customers don’t want brands snooping on them and inferring what they like. Brands must adapt to a new, non-invasive way of reaching consumers." Journey into Tech  Hi Richard, tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Cheetah Digital? Before Cheetah Digital, I started my career in Sales. Over time, success in Sales led me to other avenues of business including Marketing and Strategy. Learning from these experiences gave me the background and knowledge I needed to…

For Political Advertising, the Medium Is the Message

The tech industry caught fire following the announcement by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that the social platform was banning all political ads, thereby upping the pressure on Google and Facebook to present its solution for curbing fraudulent and potentially harmful messaging within political advertising. Google responded by limiting the precision of targeted political messages; Facebook is said to be weighing similar moves. The buzz around this unusual move—one in which a major ad platform seemed to put the public’s…

Kustomer Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

Independent report confirms company's ongoing commitment to create and maintain a secure operating environment for its client's confidential data Kustomer, the SaaS platform reimagining enterprise customer service, announced the successful completion of its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II examination with zero exceptions. This independent audit conducted by Linford & Company validates that the company's corporate security practices and the security controls in the Kustomer platform meet the American…

YouAppi Integrates AppsFlyer’s Audiences to Improve App Retargeting Performance

AppsFlyer’s Audiences delivers robust and dynamic segmentation for YouAppi’s ReAppi App Retargeting clients To improve audience segmentation and management, YouAppi is announcing its integration with AppsFlyer’s Audiences to power the recently announced ReAppi app retargeting technology. ReAppi is a fully managed programmatic app retargeting solution which enables marketers, app developers, and agencies to benefit from full-funnel app retention. By integrating ReAppi with AppsFlyer’s Audiences, joint YouAppi and…