Privacy Shield and the GDPR: Inadequate Protection for Cross-border Data Transfers

Privacy Shield and the GDPR

On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a landmark judgement that Privacy Shield is “invalid” because it does not provide “adequate protection” under Article 45 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for transfers of personal data of individuals located in the European Union to the United States.

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A-LIGN Ranks No. 1761 on 2020 Inc. 5000 List

A-LIGN recognized for the fourth consecutive year on Inc. 5000 list with 243.6 percent growth

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The New Normal:
Fully-enabled Remote Audits

The New Normal: Fully-enabled Remote Audits

The new normal is anything but normal, but before we join in the chorus of “uncertain times” let’s take a moment to reflect on how standards organizations have responded to COVID-19 to enable remote audits so that organizations can continue to demonstrate trust.

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Understanding Microsoft SSPA Attestation

understanding microsoft sspa attestation

Microsoft’s Supplier Security and Privacy Assurance Program (SSPA), formerly known as the Vendor Privacy Assurance Program, is an initiative designed to standardize and strengthen how Microsoft’s customer, partner, and employee information is handled by Microsoft vendors worldwide.

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Featured CLIMBER:
Martin Andreev

CLIMBERS at A-LIGN take many different paths to elevate to the summit of their full potential. Committing to the highest standards of work within our organization is recognized and celebrated through our annual value awards at CLIMB, A-LIGN’s annual teambuilding and training event.

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ISO 27701 Streamlines Data Privacy, Incorporates GDPR and CCPA concepts into Certifiable Standard

ISO 27701 Streamlines Data Privacy A-LIGN GDPR CCPA

Let A-LIGN guide your journey from Information Security Management System (ISMS) to Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)

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HITRUST Assurance Advisory Adds Strategic Scoping Factors

HITRUST Assurance Advisory Strategic Scoping

Even though compliance is an on-going process, each individual assessment has its own lifecycle, which begins with a self-assessment of scoping factors. This can be a tedious process to complete for every audit, especially if the same questions get asked more than once, or continue to show up in assessment requirements.

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CLIMBERS Virtually Connect in Annual CLIMB Team Building Event

300+ A-LIGN CLIMBERS connected virtually for our annual summer training event, CLIMB 2020: ELEVATE. This event connects CLIMBERS from across the globe and ignites the momentum needed to help us elevate to the summit of our full potential.

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Featured CLIMBER:
Patrick O’Shea


Employees at A-LIGN take many different paths throughout their journey – that’s why we sat down with Patrick O’Shea, Solutions Advisor to learn how he helps businesses navigate the security and compliance landscape and what makes A-LIGN an innovative and leading partner.

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HITRUST Bridge Assessment Offers Relief From Pandemic Pressures

HITRUST Bridge Assessment

HITRUST is granting organizations the ability to gain a 90-day grace period to demonstrate continuous compliance with its new Bridge Assessment.

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