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Report Explores Privacy Pros' Public Roles

PRIVACY—EU

February 24, 2011

A Financial Times article looking at the importance of privacy officers features the work of Accenture Data Privacy Director and IAPP Board Chairman Bojana Bellamy. With new data protection legislation in the works, the report details a push by some in the EU to make the role of chief privacy officer mandatory in all large organizations. Privacy, Bellamy said, "has become unavoidable for business...Strategically, you need to be seen to care about it." Christopher Kuner of Hunton and Williams agreed, noting, "Data is the raw material for many companies...You have to have procedures when handling private information like you need to have procedures when handling chemicals." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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