IAPP Treasurer Chris Zoladz Explains "Why Your Company Needs a Chief Privacy Officer"

Network World magazine recently published an article titled, "Why Your Company Needs a Chief Privacy Officer." The article profiles IAPP Treasurer Chris Zoladz, CIPP, who spoke to security professionals at The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium's 2007 SecureAmericas conference.

A former security professional, Zoladz explained why companies need a privacy professional to complement their security professional. Zoladz, Vice President, Information Protection & Privacy, Marriott International, stressed that "good privacy is good business." Zoladz described the role of privacy pros as custodians of a company's information. Privacy pros, he said, make sure the data is used responsibly and spend the majority of their time responding to incidents, drafting policies and advising their businesses.

The article, which includes mentions of the IAPP and references the CIPP certification exam, also appeared on CSO Online. Access the full story at


IAPP Board Members Interviewed for Computerworld Article

In an opinion piece that appeared in Computerworld, Jay Cline, CIPP, interviewed IAPP Board members Kirk Nahra, CIPP, and Dean Forbes, CIPP, for an update on the status of the Bush administration's goal of creating a national e-medical records system by 2014.

Nahra, Partner of Wiley Rein LLP and co-chairman of a privacy working group formed by the American Health Information Community established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, spoke with Cline about the efforts of the working group and the risks and challenges it has identified.

Cline, President of Minnesota Privacy Consultants, also interviewed Dean Forbes, CIPP, Senior Director Global Privacy at Schering-Plough Corp., about the work of the International Pharmaceutical Privacy Consortium, which is assessing data privacy and best practices for managing personal information when it comes to medical advances.

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