Security Executive Council Enters Strategic Alliance with DataGuidance

July 22, 2009, Washington, DC—The Security Executive Council, a risk mitigation research and services organization for senior security and risk executives, and DataGuidance, provider of services aimed at simplifying data protection and privacy compliance, have entered into a strategic alliance that will benefit both their constituencies.

DataGuidance has built an extensive, searchable, international database of legislation, official guidance and codes of practice relating to data protection and privacy. The company also provides expert analysis of the issues in countries all around the world. “Like all of the Security Executive Council’s strategic alliance partners, DataGuidance is a one-of-a-kind provider of services critical to corporations and corporate security executives,” said Bob Hayes, Managing Director of the Security Executive Council.

Security executives within and outside the Council community have voiced a need for assistance identifying and understanding security regulations and legislation, including privacy compliance. That’s why the Council maintains a growing list of primarily U.S. laws, regulations, and voluntary compliance items, as well as the unique Regulation and Compliance Management Tool. “Our new alliance with DataGuidance significantly expands the knowledge base and resource base we can offer to members of the Council community,” said Hayes.

Lindsey Greig, Managing Editor of DataGuidance, said: “DataGuidance combines privacy expertise and technological innovation with editorial excellence to produce a global privacy compliance tool that matches the challenge of a global marketplace. We look forward to working with the Security Executive Council to assist companies and organisations develop best practices which place the protection of customer data and privacy at the heart of their activities.”

About the Security Executive Council
The Security Executive Council ( is an inclusive strategy-based research and services organization comprising all types of risk mitigation leaders. Its strategic alliances include forward-thinking agencies, media companies, universities, NGOs, innovative solution providers and industry groups. Backed by a faculty of more than 100 successful current and former security practitioners, the Council creates groundbreaking research that is a Collective Knowledge ™ foundation for its deliverables. The Council is quickly becoming the foremost voice on organizational risk mitigation leadership; its work has been widely cited in publications ranging from major security trade magazines to business publications such as Forbes and Harvard Business Review.

About DataGuidance
DataGuidance, the global platform for data protection and privacy compliance, has been created with a single aim: to make data protection and privacy compliance simpler. We do three things to help organisations large and small comply: 1) We bring together all the legislation, official guidance and codes of practice in one place. 2) We provide DataGuidance Notes, written by data protection experts, in a simple language, on key issues such as e-mail marketing, employee monitoring and data breaches. 3) We have made all this fast to find. For more information, visit

Marleah Blades
Manager, External Relations

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