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Privacy Officers Discuss the Path from Policy to Practice

PRIVACY LAW

April 25, 2013

The EU’s proposed data protection regulation and the numerous amendments that have been proposed mean significant questions, as was highlighted during the IAPP Europe Data Protection Intensive breakout session, “Paving the Way from Policy to Practice.” Moderated by LexisNexis Privacy and Data Protection Senior Director Emma Butler, the session featured privacy officers from Proctor & Gamble, Siemens and Facebook outlining how they see the looming regulation affecting their operations and what they’re doing to prepare. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor highlights their perspectives on “reading the tea leaves” of the thousands of pages of amendments still to be decided. Also at the intensive, Stephen Deadman, group privacy officer and head of legal for privacy, security and content standards at Vodafone Group, suggested that if privacy regulators and consumers want transparency and accountability from corporations, companies need more than a stick: They need a carrot, too.   
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