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SURVEY OF PRIVACY OFFICERS SHOWS PRIVACY IS BEING INSTITUTIONALIZED

Source: PrivaTech

Posted on January 2, 2002

      An American survey of privacy officers across consumer-services industries in the States shows companies that have Privacy Officers are institutionalizing comprehensive privacy policies and practices in their organizations' operations.

      According to the survey, which was sponsored by Privacy & American Business (P&AB) and the Association of Corporate Privacy Officers (ACPO), 82% of privacy officers are reporting directly to senior officials.

      Almost half of the companies (47%) said they recognize privacy as a competitive edge issue since respecting privacy proactively helps them play a leadership role with consumers.

      This compares with 5-10% of companies in consumer-service industries that held a proactive philosophy in the mid to late 90s.




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