Privacy and Compliance Manager Job Profile

Privacy and Compliance Manager

What is a Privacy and Compliance Manager?

The Privacy and Compliance Manager develops and oversees privacy compliance program and privacy program staff, supporting privacy compliance, governance/policy, and incident response needs of privacy and security executives and their teams.

Professional Certification

Privacy Officer/Privacy Compliance Manager must know:

  • computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • cybersecurity and privacy principles.
  • cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
  • specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
  • applicable business processes and operations of customer organizations.
  • Privacy Impact Assessments.
  • applicable laws, statutes (e.g., in Titles 10, 18, 32, 50 in U.S. Code), Presidential Directives, executive branch guidelines, and/or administrative/criminal legal guidelines and procedures.
  • what constitutes a “threat” to a network.
  • who the organization’s operational planners are, how and where they can be contacted, and what are their expectations.
  • wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
  • privacy disclosure statements based on current laws.

Key skills of the Privacy Officer/Privacy Compliance Manager include:

  • creating policies that reflect the business’s core privacy objectives.
  • negotiating vendor agreements and evaluating vendor privacy practices.
  • communicating with all levels of management including Board members (e.g., interpersonal skills, approachability, effective listening skills, appropriate use of style and language for the audience).

Privacy Officer/Privacy Compliance Manager must be able to:

  • develop clear directions and instructional materials.
  • develop policy, plans, and strategy in compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and standards in support of organizational cyber activities.
  • develop, update, and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • select the appropriate implant to achieve operational goals.
  • tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding.
  • monitor advancements in information privacy laws to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
  • work across departments and business units to implement organization’s privacy principles and programs, and align privacy objectives with security objectives.
  • monitor advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
  • determine whether a security incident violates a privacy principle or legal standard requiring specific legal action.
  • develop or procure curriculum that speaks to the topic at the appropriate level for the target.
  • work across departments and business units to implement organization’s privacy principles and programs, and align privacy objectives with security objectives.
  • author a privacy disclosure statement based on current laws.

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