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With New Rules, Data Protection Officers Needed

PRIVACY

March 14, 2012

Google Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer has warned that "there are not enough experienced data protection officers (DPOs) to meet the impending legal requirements and that more need to be trained," InformationWeek reports. In the wake of the EU's proposed reforms of its 1995 Data Protection Directive and the Obama administration's calls for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, Fleischer wrote last week that "Soon, many thousands of companies operating in Europe will be looking to appoint (data protection officers) to meet legal obligations, and since there is no available pool of such people, companies need to start thinking now about how to recruit, train and resource a DPO, and/or an entire DPO team, for the large companies."
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