Here’s an interesting job title for a major label: senior privacy counsel. Warner Music Group has just created the role, and appointed Clare McConnell to it, reporting in to WMG’s general counsel, international, Kate Logan.
“Clare is an online privacy expert and specialist in compliance with data privacy legislation in the US, Europe and beyond,” noted WMG’s press release on the news, noting that McConnell is joining from Guardian Media Group, with previous roles at gene-sequencing organisation Genomics England, and several law firms. The role she’s in now is a sign of the times, in terms of music marketing.
“Music companies have more of a direct relationship with fans than ever before. With that access comes the responsibility to treat people’s data sensitively and ensure that it’s only used to enhance their consumer experience,” she said in a statement. “Ensuring fans’ data is treated appropriately is a huge priority for us, so it’s fantastic that Clare has agreed to spearhead our efforts in their area,” added Logan.
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