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Gov. Cox Orders New Coordinated Effort to Protect Personal Data

Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has issued an executive order directing Utah’s chief privacy officer to create a strategic plan to safeguard the personal information of Utahns.

“From getting a driver license to registering to vote to opening a business, state government requires the disclosure of personal information for almost all of the services it provides,” Gov. Cox said. “This is a sacred trust and we want to make sure that every state agency has a set of policies and procedures that will protect the privacy of all Utahns.”

In 2021, the Legislature created a chief privacy officer position in the Department of Government Operations to oversee the collection, storage and protection of the information state agencies acquire. Executive Order 2023-06 requires the chief privacy officer to complete a full assessment of state agency practices and present a coordinated strategic plan to the Governor’s Office by Aug. 1, 2023.

See the full Executive Order here