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Maryland appoints officials to oversee cybersecurity and data privacy

Privacy/Cyber Risk & Data Security State Issues Maryland

Privacy, Cyber Risk & Data Security

On November 10, the Maryland governor announced the appointments of a new chief privacy officer and chief data officer, both of which are newly-created roles, as part of the state’s commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy. The chief privacy officer will lead state initiatives with respect to data privacy and will assume responsibility for “monitoring program compliance, investigation and tracking of incidents and potential breaches, and ensuring citizens’ rights.” The chief data officer will spearhead Maryland’s data governance program and will promote the use of technology and data analytics. “Public officials have no higher responsibility than keeping the American people safe, and there is no greater threat to their safety than the cyber vulnerabilities of the systems that support our daily lives,” Governor Hogan said in the statement.

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