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What Makes a Good Privacy Pro?

PRIVACY PROFESSION

December 6, 2013

“For companies striving to maintain compliance with myriad global data protection and privacy rules, and keeping up with future developments, the privacy professional is key,” writes Reed Elsevier Senior Director of Privacy and Data Protection Emma Butler. “Increasingly,” she points out, “companies seem to think that they have to hire qualified lawyers to fulfil this role, but is that really the case?” This Privacy Perspectives post looks into this question and asks if a business wants “a lawyer who just advises on the interpretation of the law and leaves decision-making on privacy and subsequent implementation to the business? Or do you want a practitioner who can drive the privacy program from the ground up, making key decisions and delivering privacy effectively across the business?”
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