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ISACA names John O'Driscol, ANZ to new Privacy Task Force

Global IT association ISACA names John O'Driscol, ANZ to new Privacy Task Force

Auckland, New Zealand (22 May 2013)—ISACA, a global association of more than 100,000 IT governance, assurance, risk and security professionals in 180 countries, has named John O'Driscoll to its new Privacy Task Force. The task force will develop ISACA’s strategy for providing guidance on the key privacy issues facing enterprises worldwide in the wake of challenges such as big data and emerging regulatory requirements.

John O'Driscoll is the Senior Manager, Information and Technology Risk with the ANZ Banking Group headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. John has worked in IT Audit, and IT Risk Management for over 25 years in the financial services and public sectors.

“I am privileged to be part of this exciting ISACA initiative to help our members navigate the increasingly important and often complex issues surrounding privacy and data protection in an inter-connected world,” said John O'Driscoll.

Along with John O'Driscoll, ISACA’s Privacy Task Force includes:
·         Yves Le Roux, CISM, CISSP, CA Technologies, France (Chair)
·         AbhishekAgarwal, CRISC, CIPP, Kraft, USA
·         Roberto Hernandez Rojas, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, PMP, Dyasys, Mexico
·         Rebecca Herold, CISA, CISM, CIPM,CIPP/US, CIPP/IT, CISSP, FLMI,The Privacy Professor & Compliance Helper, USA
·         Ronald Koorn, CISA, KPMG IT Advisory, The Netherlands
·         John O’Driscoll, CISA, CISM, CIA, ANZ Banking Group, Australia
·         Betsy Paneque, CRISC, CIPP, USA
·         Johan Vandendriessche, Advocatenkantoor Johan Vandendriessche BVBA, Belgium
·         RajanVaswani, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, MBCI, IBM, India

ISACA’s Privacy Task Force will identify and prioritise the needs of members and privacy professionals related to the protection of personally identifiable information and compliance to privacy regulations.
“Information is currency, and enterprises are under growing pressure to collect and share more data,” said Greg Grocholski, CISA, international president of ISACA. “ISACA recognises that companies are in critical need of guidance on how to strike a balance between protecting data and deriving value from it, and our Privacy Task Force and Knowledge Board are committed to developing guidance on this important issue.”

Established nearly 45 years ago, ISACA is dedicated to helping enterprises ensure trust in, and value from, their information systems. It developed the COBIT framework for the governance and management of enterprise information and technology, and it offers four internationally recognized certifications:  Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).


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