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Ten Skills That Make a Good Privacy Officer

PRIVACY PROFESSION

February 20, 2014

While speaking to a group of law students recently, Align Technology Privacy Counsel K Royal, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, was asked what makes a good privacy officer. So she went to work. After searching related top 10 lists for compliance officers, salespeople, CEOs and managers, Royal compiled this list of 10 skills necessary to becoming a good privacy officer for Privacy Perspectives. From compliance to social work to janitorial skills, privacy officers need a swath of abilities to effectively do their jobs. “We need to follow from the front and make sure our employees succeed … Rarely do people comply with a mandate because it is a mandate."
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