Privacy Advisor

Perspective: The future of privacy in the public sector

The future of privacy is not privacy. It is larger than that. It is information. Let this brief note offer an introduction to one scenario about the future of privacy. Over the past several years, leading privacy professionals have taken a critical look at the future of their profession. Last year, on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the IAPP published A Call for Agility: The Next Generation Privacy Professional, essentially asking whether we need to broaden the scope of profession. The definition of what is considered personal identifiable information (PII) has broadened over the past 40 years from simple identifiers such as name, date of birth and Social Security number to include additional types of data.

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