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Her Job: Manage the Data for the 2012 Olympics


November 29, 2012

Patricia Poku isn’t new to data protection. A quick glance at her resume would tell you that. In fact, she’s spent the last 20 years or so in the field. But perhaps no amount of experience could have prepared her for the herculean task she most recently took on: head of data protection at London 2012—the Olympics and the Paralympics. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Poku discusses the challenges she faced in this “once-in-a-lifetime experience in data privacy,” including overseeing roughly 85 databases—each containing an average of about 100,000 data sets—and training a constant influx of new volunteers and staff on the importance of data protection.
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