IE 11 Not Supported

For optimal browsing, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.

San Francisco Is on the Hunt for a Chief Privacy Officer

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.

San Fran1
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.

The city enacted its policy and created the CPO position in September, following a similar action by the state Legislature, which created the California Consumer Privacy Act.

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:

  • Knowledge of legal, regulatory, contractual, and other factors that affect an organization’s privacy strategy and risk mitigation.
  • Experience leading and resolving privacy issues affecting large organizations with varying and unique privacy concerns and mandates; experience in a public-sector agency is highly desired.
  • Excellent collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage sensitive, high-profile projects involving many stakeholders.
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.

This article was originally published on Techwire, Government Technology's sister publication.

Dennis Noone is the managing editor of Techwire.
Special Projects
Sponsored Articles
  • How the State of Washington teamed with Deloitte to move to a Red Hat footprint within 100 days.
  • The State of Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) reduced its application delivery times to get digital services to citizens faster.

  • Sponsored
    Like many governments worldwide, the City and County of Denver, Colorado, had to act quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To support more than 15,000 employees working from home, the government sought to adapt its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams. By automating provisioning and scaling tasks with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, an agentless, human-readable automation tool, Denver supported 514% growth in Teams use and quickly launched a virtual emergency operations center (EOC) for government leaders to respond to the pandemic.
  • Sponsored
    Microsoft Teams quickly became the business application of choice as state and local governments raced to equip remote teams and maintain business continuity during the COVID-19 lockdown. But in the rush to deploy Teams, many organizations overlook, ignore or fail to anticipate some of the administrative hurdles to successful adoption. As more organizations have matured their use of Teams, a set of lessons learned has emerged to help agencies ensure a successful Teams rollout – or correct course on existing implementations.