The Wall Street Journal reports on the growing importance of chief information officers (CIOs) within EU and U.S. companies because of EU-mandated laws for online tracking. The UK Information Commissioner's Office has sent letters to more than 70 companies during the last two weeks inquiring how they are reaching cookie compliance. An attorney at Duane Morris said the "CIO needs to be front-and-center" within companies on privacy compliance. CIOs are often the only figures who know of and have the authority over a company's blend of third-party vendors, customer-facing applications and online analytics tools, the report states. "The challenge for CIOs is they will have to ask very direct and tough questions of vendors," the attorney said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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