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Which Drives Leadership: Compliance or Strategy?

PRIVACY PROFESSION

February 13, 2014

The privacy profession has changed dramatically during the past 20 years, as has its role within an organization, prompting Information Accountability Foundation Executive Director Martin Abrams to query, “What drives leadership in 2014? Is it the need to have a highly compliant organization in an era where compliance is very complex? Or is a strategic approach to information governance when data moves from being a business facilitator to the driver of innovation?” In this post for Privacy Perspectives, Abrams looks into this debate, observes that skill sets are changing and warns that organizations that think privacy “is just another compliance program will be sitting ducks for strategic errors that will get in the way of innovation.”
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