About the Office of Privacy & Data Protection The N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Office of Privacy & Data Protection (OPDP) leads the state's privacy program, providing support to state agencies to accomplish their missions and embed privacy and transparency into their activities. The office works with other NCDIT divisions, stakeholders, and business partners to prioritize privacy risk assessment and data protection. It works closely with the State Chief Risk Officer and NCDIT’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Office to ensure data privacy and security while leveraging data assets to improve North Carolina. OPDP's privacy program is tailored to the state of North Carolina. Our policies and processes are designed to enable consistent and effective information privacy practices. The Chief Privacy Officer, Cherie Givens, manages NCDIT’s privacy program, develops privacy policies and privacy statements internally and with other agencies and describes privacy requirements for both NCDIT and the larger IT enterprise along with vendor partners.