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Perspectives on the Framework

“There are a number of reasons why NIST’s Privacy Framework makes sense to us at Okta: It’s flexible. Rather than offering a rigid set of requirements that companies must comply with, NIST has put forward a comprehensive set of best practices that implementing organizations can use to complement their existing approach to privacy….It has global applicability. NIST designed the framework to be future-proof to changing laws and regulations, and this neutrality allows the framework’s practices to apply across global territories and with various data protection requirements. It provides a bedrock foundation from which organizations can ensure compliance and communicate sensible, trustworthy policies to stakeholders.”
-Tim McIntyre, Associate General Counsel, Privacy & Product, Okta
March 4, 2020 [Source]


“Equifax is proud to be an early adopter of the NIST Privacy Framework.  This framework provides an avenue for companies to assess where their privacy program is today, set goals and evaluate their progress toward achieving those goals. In addition, the framework provides a robust lens through which companies can view the benefits of privacy. Not only are we complying with privacy laws, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), but we are committed to building trust with consumers and customers who use our services or products. This framework is critical to helping us do that."
- Nick Oldham, Chief Privacy Officer, Equifax
January 28, 2020 | [Source]


“I am proud the CFTC is taking the lead by becoming the first federal agency to adopt the NIST Privacy Framework. Adopting this framework will put us on the cutting edge of data privacy protection.” - Heath P. Tarbert, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

“Protecting individuals’ privacy is of utmost importance to the CFTC and we are excited to integrate the Privacy Framework into our existing operations.” - Charles Cutshall, Chief Privacy Officer, CFTC
January 28, 2020 | [Source]


"The NIST Privacy Framework is an invaluable tool in creating clear and accessible communication across a variety of business groups; facilitating a broader awareness of complex privacy risks and the strong intersection of privacy risk and organizational risk.  The intentional design of the NIST Privacy Framework provides a mechanism to connect conceptual privacy principles and specific technical requirements, fueling dynamic discussions and creative solutions as a result of stronger collaboration across business groups."
- Lauren Ulvestad, Principal Data Protection & Privacy Product Engineer, Cardiac Rhythm & Heart Failure (CRHF), Medtronic
January 24, 2020


“NIST’s Privacy Framework offers valuable guidance to organizations seeking to comply with an evolving landscape of privacy laws and regulations both globally and in the United States. This framework serves as a lodestar for organizations of all sizes and across industries by providing effective and consistent yet flexible guidance to help them more effectively design privacy into products and services and better manage privacy risks while fostering customer trust in an increasingly data-driven world. We also appreciate the consideration given to our recommendations as the Privacy Framework and Privacy Roadmap were being built last year, and look forward to working with NIST as it continues its important work.”
- John Miller, Senior Vice President of Policy and Senior Counsel, ITI
January 17, 2020 | [Source]


“Global privacy landscape is becoming even more complex today. To meet the expectation to privacy from 200 million users around the world, LINE has always been committed to and seeking an opportunity to improve our privacy program.  LINE decided to become an early adopter of NIST Privacy Framework because it provides a flexible and comprehensive roadmap for visualizing and improving our privacy program. We sincerely applaud the effort of NIST for developing this Framework.  We expect that the Framework will be widely accepted as its sibling Cybersecurity Framework is, as we see it a prominent instrument for protecting the integrity of this data-driven economy.” 
- Takesh Nakayama, Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, LINE
January 16, 2020


“We’re excited to see this effort make the progress it has made in since it began over a year ago – the NIST Privacy Framework is an important step forward in helping organizations of all types understand what is actually necessary to control when an organization has plans to use any sensitive information in their business. At athenahealth and in healthcare broadly, privacy is at the core of the profession. To now have a serious endeavor to defining what that means in a way that harmonizes the various approaches industry has tried to implement to protect data into a single set, developed by many voices, has the potential to be transformative.” 
Taylor Lehmann, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, AthenaHealth
January 16, 2020


“Data Privacy is an important issue that impacts every person with a digital footprint. Careless and inappropriate use of personal information destroys the trust that is necessary for activities we all participate in every day. With the proper frameworks in use, individuals and organizations will have greater confidence in how they engage in certain transactions (healthcare, banking, and technology, to name a few). This, in turn, will continue to support a growing and stable economy. FairWarning supports the use of best practices and applauds NIST in the release of its well-crafted Privacy Framework. We look forward to continuing our collaboration and striving to create a culture of privacy in our customers' organizations and beyond.”
- Ed Holmes, CEO, FairWarning 
January 16, 2020


Interested in learning more?

Check out our frequently asked questions about using the NIST Privacy Framework for more information.

See Framework Use FAQs

Created June 12, 2020, Updated July 16, 2020