Roadmap for Building an Efficient Global Privacy Program: Organizational Structure

Whether organizations are just starting to build out their privacy programs or revisiting their more mature programs in the context of a dynamic legal and regulatory environment, they all should ensure their programs are proactive and sustainable. In this article series, we walk through the steps involved in building an efficient global privacy program with insights from lead privacy officers at VMware, Zillow, Yahoo, Toyota Financial Services and Johnson Controls. The journey starts with an understanding of organizational structure, including where privacy sits, roles and responsibilities of the team, common reporting arrangements and coordination with other business units. Subsequent installments will address the scope and components of a privacy program, implementation approaches, including use of frameworks and automation tools, and assessing, maintaining and updating the program. See “Eleven Key Components of an Effective Privacy Program” (Feb. 26, 2020).

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