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Job Description: Chief Privacy Officer

October 9, 2014

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Customers around the globe have become highly sensitive to how organizations track, use, and store their personal data. As a result, a plethora of often-conflicting privacy laws has emerged in almost every country. As both privacy laws and data volumes explode, it's becoming an increasingly difficult task to both comply with regulations and prevent privacy infringements while supporting business innovation and expansion. The chief privacy officer (CPO) will weigh in not only on data security and privacy issues relating to customer data but also on corporate and employee data and agreements with third-party business partners. It's a role with great importance and influence as privacy issues and corporate responsibility dominate discussions regarding data collection, storage, and use. We designed this report to help security and risk (S&R) executives hire this increasingly important role in the organization. Since the chief information security officer (CISO) must work hand in hand with the CPO, S&R executives must help define the role responsibilities and job description and play a major role in candidate selection.

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Table of Contents

  • Privacy Is Not A Part-Time Job — You Need A CPO
  • The CPO Is A Business Leader
  • Hiring A CPO

  • Plug Into Privacy To Better Manage Complexity And Data Security
  • Supplemental Material
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