The Privacy Advisor

Brad Schimel’s law enforcement career is a strong driver of his data privacy and security agenda as Wisconsin's Attorney General. Schimel quickly brought the state to the forefront of cybercrime enforcement and prevention when he became AG in January 2015, and the state has been on the cutting edge of these issues ever since. Schimel served in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s office for 16 years before becoming Waukesha County District Attorney in 2006. Below, Schimel discusses Wisconsin’s leadership role in prosecuting cybercrimes, the future of data security and consumer protection. 

作者: Divonne Smoyer

The Privacy Advisor: How does your experience in law enforcement, first as a District Attorney for over two decades and now as AG, inform your approach to privacy and data security?

Schimel: I have worked directly with countless citizens who have been victims of theft of their personal identification information or fraudulent use of their personal identifying information. The harm usually goes far beyond just the loss of money they experienced from their identifying information being used by another.

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