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Major skills gap remains across privacy landscape

According to an annual survey, there is still a major privacy skills gap despite the increased staffing of privacy professionals and boards prioritising privacy issues.

The global survey, which included approximately 1,890 working professionals holding cybersecurity or privacy solutions certifications from a range of industries and locations worldwide, revealed that although privacy staffing overall saw a slight increase in median from the previous year, a privacy skills gap remains in many areas.

The survey shows that while hiring privacy professionals is a time-consuming process, the main issue causing the privacy skills gap is the strong preference for experienced candidates, which creates a shortage of senior-level privacy experts.

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Direct experience ‘very important’


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