Privacy Officer to Take Care of Valuable Data at Colleges

by | Nov 18, 2008

Colleges that are known to be avid center of learning soon may be giving ads for the positions of Privacy officers all over the United States. Each of the colleges in every states of federal America keeps a loath of sensitive data and information about every one on the campus.

Privacy officer, the term that is very popular with corporate world now needs to take care of the sensitive information kept with colleges. However, this trend of CPO is yet not catching up in the United States of America as there are only two CPOs in the list of New York Based International Association of Privacy Professionals from the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Florida.

Though, in recent times the numbers of people interested in Privacy officer job is catching up, nearly every month 100 people are get added into the list of people who are joining into the list of Privacy officers.  And privacy officer is a multifaceted job as it deals into a number of areas from IT, PR. LAW, Custom Relations, policy development and sometimes combination of all.

In order to follow these privacy laws, a college would also have to follow certain privacy law as commonly popular in the United States like Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (Hipaa), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Ferpa), and laws on consumer information, which is covered by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. And that compliance does not include state laws and campus regulations.

And the privacy protection is the issue that keeps on rising with span of time in colleges with leakage and breach of important data, hence information security officer thus is instructed with responsibility to check these activities from happening ever again.   The other important role that can be regulated and played by security officer is teaching people about sharing the important data according to classified information for data sharing that can be permissible according the laws to be passed over to other people.

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