IAPP AI Governance Supporter: Transcend's Commitment to Ethical AI

July 24, 20232 min read

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July 24, 2023, San Francisco, California: Transcend, the global technology governance company for enterprise data, today announced its joining as the first top-tier foundational supporter of the IAPP AI Governance Center. 

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) launched a global AI Governance Center to support and scale the AI governance profession. For companies seeking to move quickly and confidently deploy AI, ensuring smart governance oversight is a key priority.

Transcend helps some of the world’s most trusted businesses manage enterprise data at the governance layer. As a foundational supporter of the IAPP AI Governance Center, Transcend will provide its expertise in governance technology—as the entire privacy industry begins to expand into ethical and effective practices for managing AI systems. Transcend will work alongside other industry leaders in IAPP’s AI Governance initiative to expand access to the certifications and training necessary for the professional management of AI.

“As the scope of artificial intelligence continues to grow, so does the need for qualified and well-trained AI Governance professionals,” said J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). “With over 35 countries already working to develop AI regulations, it is critical that professionals are given the necessary tools and training to ensure that AI systems are developed, integrated and deployed in line with emerging laws and policies in a way we can trust."

"The IAPP AI Governance Center Foundational Supporters will be on the front lines as global leaders of AI governance and the IAPP is ready to support them every step of the way.”  

J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

 In today's data-driven world, it's more important than ever to have strong governance practices in place to ensure that AI technology is deployed with the appropriate safeguards. The IAPP AI Governance Center is an important step towards training industry professionals to guide the right levels of trust and transparency.

 “At Transcend, we believe that AI governance is crucial for enterprise deployment. That's why we're excited to become a foundational supporter to the IAPP’s AI Governance Center to advance the certifications and trainings for managing and governing AI systems in a way that respects and protects human rights and data privacy."

Ben Brook, Transcend CEO and Co-Founder

 Becoming a foundational supporter of the IAPP’s AI Governance Center, is a significant milestone for Transcend and the governance industry as a whole. By contributing Transcend’s AI expertise to IAPP’s initiatives, Transcend is excited to join forces with other industry leaders on AI training and skill development.

Early this month, Transcend released its AI Governance Roadmap. As the data governance provider for some of the world’s largest companies, Transcend has been fielding a lot of questions about how to put the right safeguards in place to responsibly use new Generative AI platforms and tools.

  • “How can I monitor that my teams aren’t entering confidential information into ChatGPT?”
  • “How will I know if an AI chat feature is sending inappropriate information to an end-user?”
  • “How can I ensure PCI or HIPAA-covered data is not being sent into third-party LLMs?”

At its core, these concerns are about the data going into AI models, and the data coming out.

Read more about Transcend’s AI Governance roadmap to help companies lean into generative AI innovation with confidence, and sign up to stay informed of our developments on this front.

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