EU Cookie Compliance Software Company Expands with Support from Advisory Board of Industry HeavyweightsLONDON, UK – November 10th, 2015 – Cookie Reports (www.cookiereports.com), an innovative British software company offering organizations consultancy and cloud-based solutions for internet cookie compliance, have strengthened their credibility and gravitas with a panel of expert advisors from varying legal, privacy, IT security and information management backgrounds. The internet’s regulatory landscape is changing, and organizations must stay up to date and ensure they are compliant with current regulations. Cookie Reports offers businesses a website audit via their cloud-based solution to identify current cookie settings – for example what cookies are set and how the information is used, how long the cookies have been set for, and whether any third parties have placed cookies on the site, which may be allowing unwarranted access to site visitor data. Clients can also rely on Cookie Reports for further consultancy on next steps to complete cookie compliance after the audit.Thanks to insights from the advisory board, Cookie Reports can deliver the highest quality of consultancy to customers. Involvement with such industry heavyweights highlights the company’s commitment to staying abreast of current regulations and bringing new products to market, with the board offering latest perspectives from their different specialisms.Cookie Reports CEO Stephen Hickey says “Cookie Reports and its customers will experience considerable benefits from the advisory board. Ideas, industry updates, concerns, and solutions will be pooled together and examined by the expert sounding board. With the board we aim for Cookie Reports to grow into a forum which people can call upon for advice and discussions on cookie compliance, current European privacy regulations, hot topics such as Safe Harbour and any other privacy issues they may face.” The Board of Advisors come from across the globe, different walks of life and a variety of professional backgrounds. They are: Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird Law firm, UKAdrian Asher, CISO, HSBC, UKAlexander Hanff, Privacy Advocate, EuropeRandolph Kahn, Consultant, author and lawyer, Kahn Consulting, USKristi Perdue-Hinkle, Marketing Leader and Strategist, USFurther information about their individual backgrounds can be found below. Cookie Reports Advisor Alexander Hanff adds “Cookie Reports’ services and technological expertise go hand in hand with the advisory board’s collective industry know-how, offering a smart IT solution and a valuable, informed support network for businesses operating online. With the European Commission’s plans to enforce a standardised European cookie policy in 2016, businesses will need to reshape their website cookies to comply, and can depend on expert compliance advice and support from Cookie Reports”. About Cookie ReportsCookie Reports is the audit and assessment technology company. Our trusted SaaS service provides web-estate asset discovery, automated site auditing and policy management to help you catalogue, maintain and understand the cookies set by your website and give visibility of who has unwarranted access to your site data.The service is easily implemented and provides a scalable cost effective solution to meet your site’s branding and language requirements.Cookie Reports technology is designed to put you firmly in control of your web-estate landscape – to ensure continued compliance with EU legislation whilst maintaining consumer trust and avoiding brand damage.About the Advisory Board Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & Bird Law firm, UK.Ruth jointly heads Bird & Bird’s International Privacy and Data Protection Group. Her extensive experience includes advising a broad range of public and private sector organisations on information law matters. She has in-depth industry experience on advising on privacy issues relating to: online providers; communications services; financial services and health.Ruth co-wrote Data Protection Strategy (Sweet & Maxwell, 2012), has edited the Encyclopaedia of Data Protection (also Sweet & Maxwell) and is on the editorial board of Data Protection Law & Policy and is a contributor to online data compliance tool www.dataguidance.com. She has also served on the European board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is currently a member of the IAPP’s research board. Ruth also writes and speaks regularly on data protection.Ruth is top-ranked by Chambers 2014, which notes that she is ‘ Always to the point, with specific, direct advice’.Adrian Asher, CISO, HSBC, UKAdrian has been working in Information Security for 15 years and technology for 20. He classes himself as a technologist that specialises in Security.Working now as HSBC CISO in charge of all IT security globally he has worked in many industries and companies, bringing his unique brand of security that puts the business first.“I’m here for the security of business, not the business of security” is one of his (many) mantras.Prior to HSBC Adrian was Executive in Residence at Accel Partners (London) helping and advising startups. CISO at Skype for 5 years where web scale and big-data was one of the most challenging environments to apply security to. Betfair, Man Group, Barclays Capital, BAA, BA, are just some of the other companies he has worked for across high tech and financial sectors. He holds a Masters in Information Security from the University of London.Alexander Hanff, Privacy Advocate, Europe.Alexander is a globally respected privacy expert and advocate with a background in computer science, psychology, sociology and law.For over twenty years Alexander has worked in the field of technology, specifically online technologies and has had a diverse career from technical management roles to training and teaching. In 2005 Alexander decided to investigate the impact of technology on society and returned to University to study these issues as a sociologist, then in 2008 moved into privacy advocacy full time after graduating in Information Systems and Applied Sociology from Lancaster University in the UK.In April 2009, Alexander joined Privacy International to manage their online privacy portfolio. Alexander is a respected public speaker and has delivered presentation at dozens of conferences around the world on issues of privacy, identity and the impact of technology on human rights – giving speeches from Brazil to Beijing. Alexander has also given hundreds of press and media interviews on privacy issues and is regularly quoted in mainstream media as well as being the resident privacy expert for an online security magazine based in the UK.Alexander campaigned in Brussels for stronger protection against online tracking through technologies such as cookies which led to changes to the ePrivacy Directive; and continues to work with regulators and legislators on digital privacy issues. Alexander left Privacy International in January 2012 after nearly three years to pursue his interests in privacy enhancing solutions and technologies.Randolph Kahn, Consultant, author and lawyer, Kahn Consulting. US.Randolph and his firm, Kahn Consulting Inc. are recognized across the globe as leaders in Information Governance. The Kahn Consulting team has advised major global organizations including, advising the US and Foreign governments, courts systems, and major multi-national corporations on a wide variety of information issues, including; Big Data policy, Cloud architecture, e-communications strategies, privacy, social media policy, records management programs implementation, litigation response processes, etc. Randolph has been an expert witness in high-profile court cases, and is a trusted advisor to many organizations.He has spoken hundreds of times across the globe, and is a two time recipient of the Britt Literary Award. He has written numerous published works, including; “Chucking Daisies”, “Email Rules”, “Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance”, “Information Nation Warrior” and “Privacy Nation.” He is a co-founder of the Council for Information Auto-Classification and has been involved in many industry organizations. Randolph is a licensed attorney and attained his Juris Doctorate Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He teaches “Law and Policy of Electronic Information” at Washington University, School of Law, St. Louis, MO and “The Politics of Information at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Kristi Perdue Hinkle, Marketing Leader and Strategist, USWith more than 20 years of industry experience in records and information management, compliance, eDiscovery and information governance, Kristi has focused her career on helping technology vendors create, launch and strengthen their brand, go-to-market and lead generation strategies to drive market awareness, brand growth and revenue. Regarded as a subject matter expert on information governance, she speaks and writes on the topic regularly. Founder of AlterBridge Strategies, Kristi advises and consults with entrepreneurial technology vendors to implement successful go-to-market, sales and marketing strategies. In her most recent role as Vice President, Corporate and Product Marketing, Kristi was responsible for the overall brand, integrated content marketing, lead generation and communications strategies for the cloud service provider Viewpointe and its information governance platform, OnPointe. Prior to Viewpointe, she worked for both Autonomy and CA Technologies where she defined, executed and managed the marketing strategies to build industry recognition and awareness, grow market demand and fuel sales growth for the respective information governance and compliance related product lines. Kristi also held various roles in product management, strategic alliances and international development management over enterprise content management solutions while at Hummingbird. Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, is an active member of ARMA International and is certified by AIIM as an ERM Master.Media ContactOmarketing for Cookie ReportsRose Rossrose@omarketing.com+44(0)208 255 5225@Rose_at_OSource: RealWire

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