Managing the Increased Individual Risks and Responsibilities of Compliance Officers

The heightened focus on cybersecurity has made the roles of compliance officers, often tasked with managing cybersecurity risk, more complex.  As they recognize the new challenges, more and more companies are naming full-time dedicated chief compliance officers.  In this interview with Cybersecurity Law Report, Jonathan S. Feld, a partner and leader of the white-collar criminal defense & government investigations team at Dykema, discusses the changing role of compliance officers, the individual risks these officers take on and how the risks can be mitigated, as well as collaboration throughout the organization and the qualities that make a strong compliance officer.  See “Establishing Strong Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Leadership: The Roles of the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer (Part One of Two),” Cybersecurity Law Report, Vol. 1, No. 3 (May 6, 2015); Part Two of Two, Vol. 1, No. 4 (May 20, 2015).

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