The position is part of the city’s Privacy First Policy, which was enacted in September, and aims to help govern the use of data by government and private companies. The application deadline is Jan. 3.
The city of San Francisco is recruiting for a chief privacy officer (CPO) to implement the municipality’s new Privacy First Policy, which governs the storage and use of personal information by government and private companies.
San Francisco’s CPO will develop policies that protect individuals’ privacy and will also, in consultation with the City Attorney’s Office, provide guidance to city departments.
“Ultimately, the CPO works to ensure that when private companies or government agencies store and use personal information, such practices are transparent, accessible, unbiased, consensual, secure and limited to accomplish a lawful purpose,” the job posting notes.
The city says that for candidates, having a master’s degree or a juris doctorate is highly desirable. Other desirable qualifications include:
The position has an annual salary range of $154,414 to $197,054. The recruitment was posted last week and has an application deadline of Jan. 3.