Data Protection Officer Role Will Be Key
PRIVACY LAW—EUJune 4, 2012
CIO reports on the role data protection officers (DPOs) will play in organizations operating in the EU. Proposed EU reforms mandate that organizations create a DPO role filled by a seasoned professional who reports directly to the board of directors. "With the potential for a land grab of qualified candidates," the article states, "organizations may want to begin defining their needs now." A security industry expert said, "There are a ton of very smart people who get IT security, but they don't have the ability to make it viral among the employee base," adding, "They have to be passionate about credentials and be good communicators that can work with" business and executive teams. The DPO will also be responsible for training staff.