Ever since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came online in the European Union in 2018, there has been a steady global march toward comparable digital privacy legislation. A new report from recruitment firm TRU Staffing Partners finds that this increasingly complex web of regulation, combined with the mass movement to remote work and cloud-based services spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic, has increased demand for privacy pros to the highest level in over a decade. There was a 30% increase in data privacy jobs in the previous year, with projections that the trend will continue through 2022 and beyond.
Privacy pros in greater demand than ever; jobs increasingly individualized in scope due to unique regulatory combinations
TRU’s findings describe a job market in which there is not just a general shortage of privacy pros, but consistent difficulties in finding people with the right skills and backgrounds to match the increasingly unique needs of open data privacy jobs.