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There is a difference between a controller and a processor in data privacy. A controller is the person (or business) who determines the purpose for which the personal data is processed; the processor is anyone that processes the personal data on behalf of the data controller.

Top 3 Takeaways From The IAPP Global Summit 2018, Part Two
  • Federal agencies are adding privacy programs into their information system development lifecycle using the Risk Management Framework, which is basically a data map of system information flows and information security protocols tied in with privacy risk analysis.
  • Companies must view the replacement of the 1995 standards with the new GDPR standards as an opportunity to develop and implement data governance, protection and privacy within the companies’ and consumers’ expectations. There are four big points: segment (initial screening), controls assessments (documentation), ongoing monitoring (audits and risk-based monitoring), and remediation (restricted limitations, scheduled improvements, and geographic limitations).
  • Bank CPOs are constantly met with new challenges and must work within legal/regulatory compliance, risk management, etc. It's crucial for CPOs to have an open line of communication with CISOs during data decisions, rather than enter the picture when there is already a major incident response.
Wednesday, 11 April, 2018
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There are 38,000 data privacy professionals across the globe but the scope of the GDPR will require 75,000 or more.

Top 3 Ways To Fill The Privacy Gap
  • As of this past February, the ABA is now recognizing Privacy as a specialty law practice—the ABA has only recognized 15 in history. This is a big win for the IAPP and shows how serious people are about the growth of the industry.
  • Privacy professionals need to be created rather than found as there are not enough professionals to fill the gap. Peter Lefkowitz, Director of the IAPP and Chief Privacy & Digital Risk Officer at Citrix, made the suggestion to search laterally within compliance, legal, and security divisions for candidates to train internally and through the IAPP.
  • The IAPP is launching privacy engineering workshops for hands-on technical info security engineers.
Wednesday, 04 April, 2018
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Most offers are contingent on passing a background check. You know better than your potential employer whether any issues will arise.

Top 3 Things That Cause Offers To Be Rescinded During A Background Check
  • Inaccurate dates of employment: Don’t fudge the numbers—be specific to the month if not the day on when you started and exited a job. Inaccuracies often imply deceit costing people a potential offer.
  • Negative News Coverage: This is a new and rapidly developing cause of offers being rescinding. Employers are more regularly checking the internet and media archive outlets for negative contextual headlines and stories about potential new hires.
  • Undisclosed criminal activity: If you know something will come up in your criminal background check, let your potential employer know in advance—the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency and many applications require disclosure of certain criminal liabilities.
Wednesday, 28 March, 2018
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It is best to disclose something you know will come up on your background check to your potential future employer; the surprise of finding something unfavorable is typically more damaging than complete transparency about the past when you know a check will expose details to a prospective employer.

Top 3 Conferences Not To Miss In The Next 30 Days
Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
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CNN Money reported that the U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February—a much stronger increase than economists expected.

Top 3 Things To Know About The U.S. February Jobs Report
  • The increase in jobs in February was the biggest gain since July 2016.
  • The unemployment rate stayed at 4.1%—the lowest in 17 years.
  • Wages grew 2.6% compared with a year earlier.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of CNN Money’s February Jobs Report.

Wednesday, 14 March, 2018
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Are you thinking of moving to a virtual staffing model? According to a study by INRIX, the cost of commuter traffic is about $1000 per person annually and over $461 billion in lost revenue for the US, UK, and Germany.

Top 3 Ways To Build Instant Trust On Day One Of A New Job
  • Be responsive. Being quickly responsive to the needs of a new manager, employers, or clients shows them you are at the ready and are watching closely for requests.
  • Be empathetic. Showing an emotional understanding for the needs of your supervisors or clients helps build instant trust.
  • Create documentation. Taking the time to make yourself visibly accountable in a routine way helps build trust; for example, send end-of-day emails that summarize work received, delivered, and pending.
Thursday, 08 March, 2018
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Studies have shown that most people prefer autonomy to authority and prestige.

Top 3 Statistics For Freelance Work In The United States
  • Almost half the American workforce will be freelance by 2020—the growing number of such studies reinforces the point that what was once speculation is now a near-certain trend.
  • Ninety-seven percent of independent workers (up ten percent from 2016) report no desire to return to traditional work.
  • The number of Americans working for themselves looks to triple—to 42 million people—by 2020.

Tip and Top 3 courtesy of Quartz at Work: “The number of Americans working for themselves could triple by 2020

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
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Historically, when industry-specific verticals become dominated by a single technology or educational institution, certifications from those providers become the standard means of employer measurement and validation for skills and experience needed to quickly hire in a contract capacity.

Top 3 Reasons To Apply For TRU’s Scholarship Program
  • Possessing the certifications in our program has proven to increase the compensation potential of individuals who hold them.
  • Taking the time to self-reflect and evaluate yourself and your goals is a critical exercise and our application process demands that of each individual. Take the time to reflect and apply!
  • Free is free! It costs nothing to apply and nothing once you win. If cost is your barrier to gaining certification and training, there is no excuse not to apply!
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018
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The TRU Staffing Partners Scholarship Program is a merit-based program, and applications are considered independent of your financial need. This makes the essay component the key factor in your application, so take the time to be thoughtful in your essay.

Top 3 Tips For Writing Your TRU Scholarship Essay
  • Your writing skills are being evaluated, so you must doublecheck your grammar and spelling. Compose your email in Word where you can run a spellcheck before pasting it into the application.
  • The reviewers want to know how additional education or certification from the scholarship will help advance your career, so be sure to connect these dots explicitly.
  • Make it personal. Include an anecdote or some background information that shows your personality so that your application stands out from the crowd and becomes memorable.
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018