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CPO Provides Tips for Aspiring Privacy Pros

PRIVACY

March 5, 2012

In an interview with BankInfoSecurity, Nationwide Insurance Chief Privacy Officer Kirk Herath, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, shares three tips for new privacy professionals. Herath says it's important to find a mentor and to learn the laws and standards. "Learn them backwards and forwards," he says, "and then join an industry." Herath also notes that it's important to get certified, citing "the multitude of certifications" provided by the IAPP. "And don't ignore information security," he notes. "Information security is the yin to the privacy yang. It's very important to learn how privacy and information security intersect.
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