Kathleen Caroll to lead SIA data board
12 July 2017 16:27 GMT

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced that Kathleen Carroll, vice president, Government Affairs, HID Global, will assume responsibilities as chair of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board. Craig Sharman, director, Federal Government Relations, Johnson Controls, will chair the SIA Government Relations Committee, a position previously held by Carroll.

SIA previously announced the establishment of the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board in January. The association established the board to develop and promote guidelines related to enhancing the security of personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and other sensitive data. The responsibility for data security is widespread, and the board will work with manufacturers, integrators, end users and other stakeholders to promote the use of best practices at all levels.

“I am pleased to assume this new role at the Security Industry Association,” says Carroll. "As a Certified Privacy Professional, I've been working on the forefront of privacy considerations in the security industry at HID Global for more than a decade, and I'm pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues across the industry to support privacy guidelines for all Americans."

Carroll has chaired the SIA Government Relations Committee since 2012, managing its affairs with a particular focus on identity management issues. Sharman has been actively involved in SIA Government Relations since 2008.