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Webinar | The Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) in Higher Ed is a Course

Webinar | The Rise of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) in Higher Ed

Starts Jan 28, 2021

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The number of chief privacy officers (CPOs) in higher education is on the rise. A recent EDUCAUSE research report, “The Evolving Landscape of Data Privacy in Higher Education,” highlights that many institutions have created privacy offices and CPO positions. Historically privacy was managed in a variety of ways by a variety of roles, including counsel or information security officers. Fueling the need for CPOs are the (sometimes conflicting) requirements of privacy and security and the inability of one role or office to devote sufficient time to both privacy and security. Privacy determines what is to be protected, often including ethical considerations, and provides for the rights of individuals. Security is generally a framework to protect. Uniquely, privacy risk must address risk to individuals and society as well as risks to the organization.

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