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KAR Global Authorizes Privacy and Security Training Program for Use by NAAA Member Auctions | Indiana

FREDERIC, Md. and CARMEL, Ind., January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) and KAR Auction Services, Inc., d/b/a/ KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), a leading operator of digital marketplaces for used vehicles in wholesale, announce the licensing of KAR’s Privacy Pam™ privacy and security training program to NAAA member auctions. Through NAAA, all member auctions will have access to the training program that helps KAR and its nearly 10,000 employees protect the data, information and business interests of their OEM customers, dealers, fleet operators, service companies. rental and financial institutions.

“As vehicles and our industry continue to evolve digitally, it’s more important than ever to give our members the tools they need to protect their auctions and customers from security and privacy breaches. “, said Tricia Heon, CEO of NAAA. “We are excited to bring these trainings to our members and give them valuable tools that protect their businesses.”

Program topics range from understanding the difference between privacy and security to personal information that is in a vehicle, as well as international privacy. Trainings are updated and more topics are added as new privacy and data security trends and threats emerge.

“Our industry-leading digital marketplaces are powered by terabytes of data that drive our customers’ success. Privacy Pam is just one of the significant investments KAR has made over the past few years to advance our data protection capabilities and protect our customers,” mentioned Michael Bray, Privacy Officer at KAR Global. “By working with NAAA to share this training, we strengthen member auctions and our industry as a whole.”

NAAA plans to make the Privacy Pam training available in the coming weeks and will share more information with its members about the training and how to access it.

KAR Global developed its Privacy Pam program in 2020 and rolled it out for use by all company employees in 2021. The program builds on the successful foundation and legacy of the Safe T. Sam training program ™, which was developed in 2012 and licensed to the NAAA in 2015 for use by Member Auctions. KAR continues to innovate relevant and meaningful training and partner with NAAA for the benefit of the entire industry.

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About KAR

KAR Auction Services, Inc. d/b/a KAR Global (NYSE: KAR), provides sellers and buyers in the global used vehicle wholesale industry with innovative, technology-driven remarketing solutions. KAR Global’s single end-to-end platform supports whole car, financing, logistics and other ancillary and related services, including the sale of nearly 3.1 million units valued at over of $40 billion through our auctions in 2020. Our integrated physical, online and mobile marketplaces reduce risk, improve transparency and streamline transactions for customers in approximately 75 countries. Based at Carmel, IndianaKAR Global has employees across United States, Canada, Mexico, Uruguaythe UK, Europe and The Philippines. For more information and the latest news from KAR Global, visit and follow us on Twitter @KARspeaks.

About ANAA

The National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) represents more than 340 auto auction members and 140 associate members in North America. Its mission is to serve as a strong, unified voice to protect and promote the interests of its members and the wholesale auto auction industry. Founded in 1948, NAAA is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

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