Great Expectations: Identifying Non-Secured Personal Data for CCPA

“In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.” Charles Dickens When privacy practitioners championed the use of the first generation and now outdated ‘Mapping Sold as Discovery’ technologies, they were assured that this […]

Real Discovery of Personal Data Usage is the New Green

“Collective fear stimulates herd instinct, and tends to produce ferocity toward those who are not regarded as members of the herd.”   Bertrand Russell   Remember the early part of the century when we printed emails at will without regard to the harm the extra printing was causing to the environment? There was a gradual realization by […]

Are You Striking Out With Your DSAR Duties?

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“In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics, you get shortsighted; if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there in the end.” -Tom Seaver Over the last few weeks, I have had a number of conversations with different customers that were […]

The Necessity of ZERO Trust in Data Discovery for Privacy

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“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”   –Friedrich Nietzsche  As a Privacy stakeholder, whether you are in a Legal, Governance or Security function, you must be certain that you understand all usage of personal data and that it is properly protected. CCPA fines are much harsher […]

2nd Generation Privacy Technology for Sustainability


So the word is out, has raised $14.2m based on its extraordinary growth and delivery to Privacy stakeholders (Security, Governance, and Privacy) of the holy grail in sustainable Data Privacy Initiatives: The ongoing, FULLY automated discovery of uses of personal data in an enterprise. Early technologies have focused on management of personal data… once […] Secures $14M Series A Funding Round!

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The Story Behind Our Series A “What’s your primary role?” Yoav and Barrel asked me on our first meeting. “Making sure we have a product we can sell”, I said “No. Try again”, they responded. “Making sure we get some customers”, I tried. “No. Try again”, they encountered. “I don’t know. I give up.” “Raise […]

The Privacy Regulations Shift


We’ve all seen that ad on eCommerce websites. “Enter your email here to join our newsletter and receive 10% off on your next order!” All too often, we happily comply and are thrilled to purchase the item for $9 instead of $10. But as the saying goes, nothing in life is free. What are we […]

Are Enterprise and Consumer Interests Aligned?

While this may be counter-intuitive, the short answer is yes. While I can’t point to any specific studies, it does appear that organizations generally view regulations as a burden that requires resources, without much ROI (Return on Investment). Sure, there is an ROI in not getting fined, but since when do we define ROI on […]

Keeping it Private for the Good of the Company

“The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome” -George R.R Martin, A Clash of Kings, ‘Game of Thrones’ Hold on a second. Maybe we have it all wrong. I am not big on picking off the corpses of broken reputations like a carrion bird, but I think we need to rethink privacy for a second. In […]