Top Five Issues and Research Agenda, 2011 to 2012: The Privacy Officer



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Individuals and government regulators continue to express growing concerns over the handling of personal information. Data breaches, location-based services, cloud computing, offshoring, context-awareness and regulatory changes will dominate the privacy officer's agenda in 2011 and 2012.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • Issue 1: Data Breaches Continue to Be a Top Concern
    • Issue 2: Location-Based Services Exploit Personal Information in Unprecedented Ways
    • Issue 3: Cloud Computing Challenges Traditional Legal and Technical Privacy Protection
    • Issue 4: The Value of Privacy Determines Necessary Protection, but It Is Difficult to Quantify
    • Issue 5: Regulatory Changes Are Imminent and Ongoing
    • Ongoing Issues
  • Recommended Reading
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