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Report: Companies Will Hire More Privacy Pros


February 3, 2011

Ernst & Young has released its new report "Privacy Trends 2011: Challenges to Privacy Programs in a Borderless World," and the findings include expectations that organizations will invest more in the protection of personal information. Accounting Today reports that the study indicates organizations will allocate more funding in the year ahead toward hiring "highly skilled certified privacy professionals and invest in technical controls that monitor and manage external attacks and internal leaks from within the organization." The report suggests that beyond privacy professionals, many positions that impact the use of personal information--such as IT, audit, legal and marketing--will become increasingly focused on privacy risk and compliance. "In an increasingly borderless business environment, protecting personal and professional information is a paramount concern," says Sagi Leizerov, CIPP, executive director and leader of privacy advisory services for Ernst & Young. "New technologies associated with mobile communication, social networking and cloud computing have erased the boundaries of how we do business today, but while these new technologies provide tremendous opportunities, they also present new privacy risks for organizations and employees alike."
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