Establishing a Privacy Officer Function Within a Justice or Public Safety Entity: Recommended Responsibilities and Training

The function of a privacy officer for a justice or public safety agency is to manage the policies and procedures of the entity as it handles and protects personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive information. This is a critical role, since a privacy officer can play a proactive role in helping to prevent privacy-related problems and avoid further problems, thus saving expense in the future. For example, if there is a complaint regarding a breach of PII, the privacy officer can step in to help evaluate, educate, and manage the issue and help ensure that appropriate procedures are followed in addressing the complaint.

Publication Date: June 2014

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