Pappachen appointed chief privacy officer
George Pappachen has been named chief privacy officer of the Kantar Group. In the newly-created position, Pappachen will implement a Group-wide privacy and data protection policy and will also work with clients on these issues.
Pappachen joins Kantar after two years as director of privacy and public policy at Kantar's research arm, Safecount.
"Privacy and data protection issues are top of mind for many consumers and will become so for many more," said Kantar Group Chief Executive Eric Salama.
"I am excited to develop the work I have done with Safecount onto the broader Kantar Group platform, especially at a time when privacy is becoming business-critical for ourselves and our clients," said Pappachen. "It is an opportunity to introduce best-in-class practice to one of the world's biggest data-based operations."