Why Data Ethics Is a Growing CISO Priority

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Joan Goodchild

Data and its necessity in business is not a new phenomenon. The collection and use of data to advance objectives has been an integral part of strategy for years – and it only continues to grow, right along with the data that fuels it. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes.

But along with growing data collection and use, there are increased concerns about how companies are handling the data. As such, the role of the Chief Data Officer is finding its place in more organizations. A study by NewVantage Partners cited in Harvard Business Review reveals the number of companies with a CDO rose from 12% in 2012 to 68% in 2018. The same research also finds 55% of executives say data ethics is a top business priority.

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