Chief Privacy Officer (CPO)

The chief privacy officer (CPO) is an executive officer responsible for attending to the balance between consumer and employee demand for privacy and information security, and the organizational need for information as well as regulatory information sharing. The position is generally high ranking, often reports directly to the chief executive officer, and works directly with the chief analytics officer to mitigate the privacy risks from advanced analytics. This entry ties in with the applied ethics theme of the encyclopedia and focuses on the risks and responsibilities of the CPO position. Depending on the size of the organization, the CPO may create a team of experts and stakeholders in the form of a privacy board. The CPO position exists both in the private sector and in ...

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