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She Said Privacy/He Said Security

Oct 21, 2021

Caroline McCaffery is the Co-founder and CEO of ClearOPS, a privacy technology company. The team at ClearOPS dedicates themselves to bridging the gap between privacy and security. Caroline co-founded the business in 2018 after realizing businesses could use help with lengthy security questionnaires.

Caroline has over 20 years of experience in law, privacy, and cybersecurity. She frequently speaks on topics covering privacy, information security, and ethics. Caroline is also a Founding Member of Chief, where she is a speaker, advisor, and writer on a variety of issues affecting technology startups.

In this episode…

When two companies want to do business, especially if one is a service provider, they will send a due diligence request regarding respecting privacy laws. These questionnaires can be 50 questions to over 1,000. Is there any way to help businesses with these astonishingly long surveys?

Caroline McCaffery and her team at ClearOPS are dedicated to helping you navigate this process efficiently. Caroline noticed there was a significant communication gap between a client’s lawyers, privacy professionals, and the security team. Factor in the sales team, and you have an even broader gap. She realized that maybe there’s a way to answer all the questions without requiring so much valuable time and resources. Caroline and her business partner started collecting public data for companies first, then utilized her previous AI experience so companies could use their private data to fill in answers from previous questionnaires automatically. The result? Much faster results for lengthy questionnaires.

In this episode of She Said Privacy/He Said Security, Jodi and Justin Daniels sit down with Caroline McCaffery, Founder and CEO of ClearOPS, to discuss bridging the gap between your privacy and security departments. Caroline talks about the solutions ClearOPS can offer your company, how sales teams are working with security questionnaires, and a new approach to corporate governance. Stay tuned to hear Caroline’s insights.