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IU creates chief privacy officer position



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Peter Sand is IU's first ever chief privacy officer. Sand is responsible for protecting the privacy of everyone who steps foot on any IU campus. He will also focus on compliance to medical information privacy policies.  Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

IU hired its first ever chief privacy officer last month.

Peter Sand is responsible for protecting the privacy of everyone who steps foot on any IU campus.

He will also focus on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance or HIPAA. The federal law is the reason doctors keep medical information confidential unless the patient gives permission to share it.

Previously, Sand worked at Amazon Lab126, solving privacy problems about Alexa. He also worked at the Department of Homeland Security and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

Sand’s goal will be to foster trust between IU and everyone it serves, from students and faculty to patients at IU School of Medicine clinics.

He has officially been in the position of chief privacy officer since Dec. 6. His offices will be located in Indianapolis and Bloomington.

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