Here at the IAPP, writes President and CEO J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP, for Privacy Perspectives, we are noticing the rise of an adjacent profession that shares similar issues with the privacy profession. The growth of social media and user-generated content in the last 10 years is prompting more and more companies to hire content moderators, who often deal with similar issues involving law and policy, regulatory scrutiny, and consumer safety and trust. Privacy and content moderation responsibilities might even be consolidated in the same person in some organizations. Significantly, both professions must understand context and cultural nuance as they make decisions that ultimately benefit the company's reputation and bottom line. That's why we're launching a new publication to help track the fast-moving developments in the content moderation field.
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