Like many privacy professionals, Robert Gratchner got his start in the industry accidentally but not surreptitiously. Hear his views on the CPO and DPO roles, and perspectives on privacy as a career.
Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)
It’s not all about the safeguards and technical measures around information. Savvy security experts need to understand privacy and how it interacts with the security world and what privacy means for an organization’s security strategy and compliance with things like HIPAA, GDPR, CBPR, etc.
As more CPOs need to interact with security, they need the right skills to integrate security into the privacy strategy and compliance with regulations.
New Chief Privacy Officers are being created all the time, as firms recognise the central role privacy is playing in our society and their businesses. However the scope of this role varies between companies and is often rapidly evolving. Will the GDPR influence the shape of things to come? What will and should happen?
Recently, we examined some of the challenges that companies face in terms of the evolving privacy and data protection landscape - and how these challenges may require a whole new breed of information security professional. In this second part of the series we unpack the argument for a new role combining Chief Security…