Privacy Advisor

California's model approach to privacy

California has merged its Office of Privacy Protection with its State Information Security Office. The new Office of Information Security and Privacy Protection strives to unite separate-but-related privacy/security interests and promote effective cross-collaboration among professionals managing these areas. Matthew P. Barach, Esq., CIPP/G illustrates the benefits of this configuration, and contrasts it with the overall privacy leadership void extant in most other states. Analyses of state privacy programs in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Ohio, and Arizona are presented, along with recommendations for future state privacy offices.

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