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Executives Discuss Importance of Privacy Teams


December 9, 2011

IDG News Service reports on the privacy teams at Microsoft and Google and their efforts to help the companies avoid violating "complicated U.S. privacy regulations and prepare for changes coming to privacy laws around the globe." Microsoft has a team of 40 employees dedicated fully to privacy issues, with 400 spending at least part of their time on privacy, explained Associate General Counsel Michael Hintze, CIPP/G/C/IT. Meanwhile, Google's privacy team includes about 60 engineers, said Senior Privacy Counsel Keith Enright, CIPP/G. The size of the privacy teams is "an indication of what's required today to keep pace with data privacy issues," one expert explained.
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