Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently suggested turning lawyers into programmers might be the best way to ensure organizations’ privacy policies are being followed. It’s an idea that’s growing legs. As Annie Anton and Peter Swire, CIPP/US, write, “your own work improves if you become bilingual” and the “best results come from collaboration” between engineers and lawyers. After all, how can a lawyer defend or prevent certain practices without understanding them? That’s a conclusion Chris Cwalina, CIPP/US, and Steven Roosa came to years ago. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Cwalina and Roosa discuss why they opened the Privacy and Data Security Testing Lab and how they aim to help companies detect vulnerabilities before hackers or regulators do.
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