New global data protection role will ensure best practice data management to deliver value to our customers

October 10, 2017 – LONDON.
CPA Global® announces that Lucy Archer, former UK Data Protection Officer with Ernst & Young, joins CPA Global to lead privacy, data protection and other regulatory issues as Chief Privacy Officer. Lucy will be responsible for global compliance with data protection legislation and internal policy, as well as building a culture of excellence around protecting and managing data responsibly.

“Responsible data protection and management is a vital issue for all businesses. At CPA Global we manage data that has immense value to our customers,” says Gordon Samson, Chief Operating Officer. “The appointment of Lucy to this new role, with direct responsibility to the leadership team, demonstrates our intention to continue operating at the highest levels of compliance in this area. Lucy’s experience and expertise make her the ideal person to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, and protect our customer’s most important assets.” 

As a subject matter expert in her field, Lucy has been a long-standing member of the ICAEW Privacy Working Party which creates guidance for accountancy firms on how to comply with data protection regulation.

“Increasingly companies are asking questions about data management when seeking new partnerships with suppliers. The key question is ‘what can we do culturally to influence better data management and make best practice part of daily routine?’ It is my job to ensure CPA Global takes a leadership role in global data management best practice.”

Lucy will work closely with all stakeholders to ensure CPA Global is playing its part in addressing privacy and data protection issues designed to strengthen and unify data protection including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the EU-US Privacy Shield Policy.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s leading IP management and technology company. We offer customers The IP Platform: delivering integrated Innovation and IP Portfolio software, services and insights across the entire Idea Lifecycle, supporting customers every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform – empowering our customers with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms, and backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.


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