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Privacy Teams Expected to Guard AI Future

Tarun Samtani of International SOS Discusses AI Privacy Implementation Principles
Tarun Samtani, data protection officer and privacy program director, International SOS

In most organizations, the privacy team plays an important role in artificial intelligence implementation and governance. Tarun Samtani, data protection officer and privacy program director at International SOS, said privacy principles inherently align with the demand for responsible data use of AI technology.

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"If you think about general principles around management of or responsible use of the data, we've been pretty much responsible for a very long time within a privacy department or privacy function. So the focus comes back to privacy itself," Samtani said.

"There are certainly larger organizations which can potentially have the resources for a dedicated AI team, AI governance, AI officer and everything else. But for most of the small-to-medium enterprises, or even into large organizations generally, it would be the privacy team as the first responsible."

Samtani outlined a multifaceted approach for organizations to implement AI, focusing on cross-functional collaboration early in project development and advocating for a structured governance framework to ensure compliance and mitigate risks.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Samtani discussed;

  • The importance of cross-functional collaboration between DPOs, legal teams and AI developers;
  • The opportunities for generative AI to enhance privacy programs;
  • The evolving regulatory landscape around AI.

Samtani, a privacy leader with a background in data security, privacy and data protection, formerly served as global privacy manager for Qantas Group, which includes Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines and Qantas Loyalty.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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