PwC announced it has expanded its Data Protection and Privacy practice within its Risk Assurance division, adding team members and service offerings.
The expansion builds on the talent brought on during the Big Four firm’s recent acquisition of Minnesota Privacy Consultants, including Jay Cline, MPC’s founder and president, now a principal in PwC’s Data Protection and Privacy practice.
PwC also announced several new professionals that have joined the Data Protection and Privacy team and their industry specialties. Among them:
- Ken Mortensen, managing director, Boston: former chief privacy officer in the pharmacy and medical-device industries
- Angela Saverice-Rohan, managing director, Los Angeles: former chief privacy officer from the big data and health-insurance industries
- Brad Chin, managing director, San Jose, Calif.: former engineering privacy leader in the technology industry
- Doris Patrick, director, Detroit: former privacy director in the financial services and automotive industries
- Bob Gibson, director, Indianapolis: former privacy officer in the pharmaceutical industry
- Jim Williams, director, New York: former privacy officer in the financial services industry
- Frank Cindrich, director, Washington, D.C.: former healthcare industry consultant
They will be joining the more than 750 professionals in PwC’s Privacy and Security Practice in the U.S. and more than 85 Certified information Privacy Professionals. Additionally, PwC has launched six new offerings to addressing the next generation of challenges facing businesses, including the emerging technology developments, global laws and needs, regulator focus and the challenges of privacy leaders. Those offerings:
- CPO Executive Dashboard: A metrics-based view of the status of data privacy compliance and risk across the enterprise.
- Advanced Data Inventory & Dataflow Mapping: Technology-enabled identification, classification and visualization of data flows across the organization.
- Cross-border Privacy Compliance: Enabling the seamless global transfer of personal data using a consolidated set of privacy requirements from more than 200 countries and jurisdictions.
- Healthcare & Life Sciences Privacy Readiness: Working with companies in the health and life-sciences industry, helping them design, implement and assess their privacy programs, along with responding to data privacy breaches.
- Big Data Privacy Readiness: Unleashing the long-term value of large data sets by embedding balanced privacy controls into data-analytics processes.
- Privacy Program Maturity Optimization: Enhancing the privacy office’s relevance to the board by demonstrating business impact and value creation over a sustained path of maturity growth.
“Ongoing changes in global privacy regulations, technology, and cyber threats are making it more critical for companies to rely on privacy vendors with deep experience and advanced solutions,” stated Carolyn Holcomb, partner and leader of PwC’s Data Protection and Privacy practice. “From program assessments, to next generation protection strategies our team helps companies protect themselves, remain compliant both in the U.S. and globally, and gain a competitive advantage in the market.”
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