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Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)

The chief privacy officer (CPO) is an executive officer responsible for the balance between consumer and employee demand for privacy and the organizational need for information. The position is generally highranking and often reports directly to the chief executive officer (CEO). Depending on the size of the organization, the CPO may need to put together a team of experts and stakeholders in the form of a privacy board. It is not limited to the private sector, and it can also be found in governmental organizations. The position is a recent development in the organizational structure with the first corporate CPOs having been hired in the late in 1990s.

The CPO's job essentially revolves around satisfying the needs of privacy stakeholders and avoiding privacy-related risks while enabling ...

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