The Shifting Privacy Paradigm: State Chief Privacy Officers’ Evolving Roles and Persistent Realities

This report is the result of a survey of 17 state chief privacy officers in the first quarter of 2024 and is an update to the previous surveys in 2019 and 2022. The report covers how the role is structured, responsibilities of state CPOs, challenges, resources needed, the CPO role in artificial intelligence and procurement and more. We also offer recommendations for states looking to create or build on the CPO role and share advice from current state CPOs.