Privacy Advisor

Walter Boyd

Privacy News

April 1, 2008

Florida Department of Revenue Hires Privacy Officer

Walter Boyd joins the DOR

For the first time in the organization's history, the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has a privacy officer. Walter Boyd, CIPP, CIPP/G, joined the department in March. In this role Boyd will set the standards for protecting DOR information. He will also oversee matters concerning the privacy of information gathered and stored by the department, including DOR employees, Florida taxpayers, children and others.

Boyd has extensive legal experience in the government and private sectors. Before joining the DOR, he worked on a number of privacy initiatives, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. He has also consulted on the Privacy Act of 1974, the Federal Information Security Management Act, and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive, among other initiatives.