Phase Forward (NSDQ:PFWD) tapped Michael Owings to oversee its privacy and data protection efforts as its chief privacy officer.
The newly created position will have Owings ensure the security of employee, patient and customer data for the Waltham, Mass.-based clinical trial data management firm. Owings, 55, was the Phase Forward’s vice president for quality and regulatory compliance, a role he’ll continue to fulfill.
The company said Owings earned accreditation as a Certified Information Privacy Professional through the International Assn. of Privacy Professionals. He joined the company in 2000 and was named VP for quality and compliance in 2004.