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North Carolina hires first chief privacy officer

December 13, 2021


North Carolina Chief Information Officer Jim Weaver announced Monday the hiring of Cherie Givens, an attorney and former federal contractor, as the state’s first chief privacy officer.

In the role, Givens will be responsible for managing data-privacy risks and ensuring statewide compliance with laws and regulations. According to the North Carolina Department of Information Technology, the job was created to “allow for stronger authority for making privacy decisions and protecting the interests of North Carolina residents, businesses and visitors.”

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