Dr. Sagi Leizerov Appointed to IAPP Board of Directors

Prifender, a data mapping and regulatory compliance startup, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sagi Leizerov, CIPP/US, Prifender Chief Data Solutions Officer, to the Board of Directors of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy organization with over 40,000 members.

Dr. Leizerov, who will serve a five-year term on the board, is a widely recognized information governance and privacy expert who has guided the implementation of multiple programs. As Prifenders’ Chief Data Solutions Officer, he brings unrivalled regulatory and data privacy expertise to the company, where he works with Prifender customers on maximizing the benefit of the technology to their privacy management needs.

Prior to Prifender, Leizerov worked in Ernst & Young’s privacy services group since its infancy 16 years ago and progressed to become their Global Privacy Leader for privacy assurance and consulting services. In this role, Sagi served Fortune 500 companies across numerous sectors including technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.

The IAPP board is made up of leaders in the privacy field. Dr. Leizerov’s election marks the first time that a privacy technology vendor has been elected to the board, a significant recognition of the role technology is and will be playing in privacy management going forward.

“Companies have more data than ever before. This plethora has led to increased sensitivity of personal information, as our view of individuals has become more granular, and the tools we used 10 years ago for managing privacy are now insufficient,” said Leizerov. “Regulatory changes in the field of privacy require our profession to change focus from defining policies to effectiveness in applying policies. This is a message I intend to bring with me to board discussions.”

Also joining the board are Patrice Ettinger, CIPP/US, CPO, Pfizer; and Dr. Philipp Raether, CIPP/E, Group CPO, Allianz. “We are honored to have the expertise of these three privacy professionals joining our board,” said IAPP President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, in IAPP’s formal announcement.“ Each of them brings a unique perspective into the burgeoning field of data protection around the world.”

Prifender Secures $5M Seed Funding for its Data Privacy Platform

Prifender, a pioneer of identity-aware technology, today announced that it has raised $5M in a seed round led by Firstime VC, with participation from Shaked Ventures and iAngels. The funding will be used to fuel global expansion and accelerate platform development, leveraging both AI and traditional techniques to optimize functionality.

Prifender is the first company to create a fully automated, enterprise-ready data privacy platform that discovers and maps personal information across all networks, delivering clear visibility and addressing one of the most significant challenges enterprises are facing today. Prifender’s platform offers self-service identity mapping with the ability to associate each identity with its relevant privacy obligations, enabling organizations to easily manage and demonstrate accountability and compliance.

Prifender’s team provides unrivalled experience in the privacy space, having managed some of the world’s largest data environments: Christopher Glover, CTO, previously headed PayPal and eBay’s data architecture; Pedro Pinheiro, Head of Data Privacy Architecture, was formerly Microsoft’s Europe’s cloud services lead and Dr. Sagi Leizerov, Prifender’s Chief Data Solutions Officer and Co-Founder, formerly Ernst & Young’s Head of Global Privacy Practice, brings a wealth of in-depth knowledge of how regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will fundamentally change the way companies operate.

“We’ve seen a substantial increase in inquiries over the last couple of months. Every day we hear from companies that are challenged with demonstrating accountability over the personal information they collect and process,” explains Nimrod Luria, CEO and Co-Founder, Prifender. “Our technology is already driving efficiency and providing peace of mind for leading global enterprises, with an easy-to-deploy, automated system that works at any scale, saving time and costs. This seed funding enables us to reach a wider market while laying the groundwork for further growth, alongside assigning resources to continue differentiating our offerings.”

“We are excited about our investment in Prifender,” said Jonathan Bernartzi, Managing Partner at Firstime VC. “The digital world is currently undergoing a revolution with anything concerning the collection and usage of personal information held by large corporations. Prifender’s solution enables companies to operate with the required corporate governance and to manage each user’s personal information with complete transparency and accessibility. The GDPR, alongside similar regulations worldwide, have created a significant regulatory momentum for the business of Prifender and we believe that its technology will become the industry standard for privacy compliance.”

Prifender’s Privacy Experts Host Hands-On Data Mapping Labs Series

Prifender, a pioneer of an AI identity-aware technology, announces a free series of hands-on labs events to help organizations effectively manage and control their data in the privacy era. Their first Hands-on Lab takes place in Seattle on July 17, 2018 with further dates to be announced.

Data specialists, privacy professionals, and security experts are invited to:

  • Learn how to deploy and use Prifender for the discovery and mapping of personal information.
  • Build a simple environment on live data to test common actions such as repository connection, personal information discovery, repository scanning, and identity matching.
  • Evaluate and become familiar with Prifender’s unparalleled technology.
  • Gain practical experience and insight into personal information discovery and mapping technologies.

As a Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner, Prifender will share best practices in data privacy for users of those services.

Prifender’s Hands-On Lab Seattle takes place on Tuesday July 17. Places are very limited – to reserve a seat please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prifender-hands-on-labs-series-tickets-46608447120