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Stonier to chair IAPP executive committee, board members announced

The IAPP has announced the additions to its board of directors and executive committee for 2017.

The Executive committee’s roster now boasts former IAPP board of directors Chairman Hilary Wandall, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, of TRUSTe; LinkedIn’s Kalinda Raina and Naspers’ Justin Weiss, CIPM, CIPP/A. The committee will be led by its new chairman, Mastercard’s JoAnn Stonier, CIPM, and vice chairman, GE Digital’s Peter Lefkowitz, CIPP/US. Executive committee members serve a one-year term.

Additionally, Intel’s Ruby Zefo, CIPM, CIPP/US, FIP; NCTM’s Rocco Panetta and Northrop Grumman Corporation’s John Kropf, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, have joined the IAPP board of directors for five-year terms. 

Stonier predicts 2017 will continue to be a busy year for privacy professionals, due to Europe's forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation and the work involved with helping organizations become compliant.

“While the law doesn’t go into effect until 2018, us seasoned privacy professionals recognize that the broad system, process and control changes required by this new regulation require significant work that needs to be designed and tested this year in order to meet next year’s deadline,” she said.

GDPR aside, privacy professionals have a full plate these days, Stonier continued. Risk management and information-governance issues including “managing implications of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, as well as issues related to data nationalism and the resultant cross-border data requirements and limitations” will take the fore. Then, there’s data ethics to consider. Pros will need to ask, “What are the ethical implications of all the innovative uses of data?” And, “Do we need to start building ethical frameworks to handle the resulting issues?” she said.  

Stonier is up to the task of handling whatever 2017 brings in her new leadership role.

“I personally am excited to be the chairman of the IAPP board of directors as we take on the task of making sure we offer the programs and materials that privacy pros need to handle all of these issues in a complex, data-driven world,” she said.

Written By

Courtney Gabrielson, CIPM


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