In this four-part series, Stephen Bolinger, CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, CIPM, who spent years at tech giant Microsoft shares some of the strategic and tactical decisions along the way as a first-time CPO, as well as some observations on the differences and similarities between privacy programs and roles at a large multinational versus a small tech start-up.

Part 1: On identifying and triaging any clear gaps in compliance

Part 2: On building privacy into the culture of your company

Part 3: On ways small companies and startups can use privacy strategically

Part 4: On how regulatory change can affect the already dynamic nature of a startup