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Hot Employee: Chief Privacy Officer

Should you hire one of these people for your business?

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This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It's almost 2001-do you know where your personal information is? The privacy issue is starting to spark public outrage. According to a study by The Pew Internet & American Life Project, 94 percent of Internet users want to punish firms and their executives when they violate users' privacy.

Consequently, cutting-edge companies of all sizes are making the chief privacy officer (CPO) position the new hire. Developing privacy policies and strategies? It's all in a day's work for your trusty CPO.

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