The federal government yesterday at P.S.R. released updated guidance on the role of senior agency officials for privacy (SAOPs). Specifically, the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance establishes that privacy and security are distinct disciplines and require distinct training and perspectives. In a blog post, Marc Groman, CIPP/US, senior advisor for privacy at OMB, said the guidance further "recognizes that the success of an agency's privacy program depends upon its leadership.” But, more importantly, privacy must be considered in all aspects of government agency work, and “the SAOP shall have a central policy-making role in the agency’s development and evaluation of legislative, regulatory, and other policy proposals that have privacy implications.” And with today’s data-driven culture, there are few agency efforts that don’t have such implications, making the SAOP a vital leader in doing the people’s work.
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