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July 2019 Newsletter

Here are highlights from our latest issue:

Women in Information Management Profile: Meet Sarah Rasmussen

Sarah Rasmussen of First San Francisco Partners

Sarah Rasmussen of First San Francisco Partners

Sarah Rasmussen, one of First San Francisco Partners’ newest team members, is an experienced information technology professional with demonstrated success in the insurance, financial, educational and healthcare industries.

In our feature story, you’ll learn how Sarah majored in English literature in college but then ended up working in a variety of data-related roles after graduation — initially as a developer, then systems analyst, then manager and now as a practitioner.

We recently caught up with Sarah to get her thoughts on what it’s been like making the leap from being a client of FSFP to working as a consultant. We also asked Sarah for her thoughts on being a woman in the information management industry, both today and what it was like in the past.

We think you’ll enjoy learning about Sarah’s background and her new role, along with hearing her advice about the importance of mentoring and identifying more female role models in our industry.

A Metadata-Focused “Playbook” to Address CCPA Compliance

Forty million California residents and thousands of businesses that hold personal data about them will be impacted by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) when it comes into effect January 1, 2020.

The governance of data, processes, people and technology are at the heart of meeting the CCPA challenge. To prepare for CCPA, organizations need to know what CCPA-sensitive data they have, where it resides and why they have it.

We developed the CCPA Playbook as a technology-based metadata solution that can quickly (in 10 days) put an organization on the road to compliance, while laying the foundation for a privacy-by-design governance program for the future.

Our high-level approach is based on the idea that CCPA compliance isn’t a singular effort — and it’s one that can be customized for your business, based on tasks that can be eliminated or delayed.

August 7 CCPA Webinar

You’re invited to join our Chief Innovation Officer Malcolm Chisholm on August 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern) for a Meeting the CCPA Challenge webinar.

In the program, Malcolm will address four key areas to grow your understanding of the first major data privacy initiative in the US:

  • What is CCPA and what are its major provisions
  • The differences between the CCPA and the GDPR
  • How data governance can be organized to deal with CCPA
  • Approaches to achieving compliance with CCPA
  • To learn more about the webinar and to register, visit

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