The government has begun the search for a chief privacy officer (CPO) “to lead, engage and influence an all-of-government approach to privacy,” Computerworld reports. In its advertisement for the CPO post, the government indicates a priority will be the creation of a close relationship with the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Privacy Commissioner “to ensure the three roles complement each other,” the report states. State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman and Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain announced the creation of the role last year. “It is important that New Zealanders have confidence in government agencies to do all they can to ensure personal information is kept safe,” Coleman said.
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