Privacy professionals and engineers are often tasked with the same goal: to protect personal information. Given that shared objective, why are there so many difficulties between IT and privacy teams?
That was the crux of the conversation Friday at the IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Congress during the breakout session “Same Planet, Different Worlds: Getting IT and Privacy Teams to Work Together.”
“Privacy teams are good at saying what should be done, but it’s up to the engineers to do it,” said McAfee Director of Data Privacy Jonathan Fox, CIPP/US, CIPM. So communication between the two is essential, though challenging.
First off, privacy and IT teams speak different languages. GuruCul Solutions Chief Security and Strategy Officer Leslie Lambert, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, said it’s like the Tower of Babel: “What you often see is teams communicating past each other, in different directions, instead of with one another.”
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