Thursday, May 9, 2013

President Obama to Appoint Twitter’s Legal Director as White House Chief Privacy Officer

privacy?President Obama to Appoint Twitter’s Legal Director as White House Chief Privacy Officer:
Another advisor/czar will join the Obama
White House, this time in the newly created position of “chief
privacy officer.”

From CNET:

President Obama has picked Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal
director, to be the White House's first chief privacy officer, CNET
has learned.



Wong previously was a vice president and deputy general counsel at
Google at its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters, where she
managed a team of lawyers that worked with the company's engineers
to review products before they launched. The reviews included
privacy, copyright, and removal requests, which earned her a
nickname of "The Decider" -- as recounted in a 2008 New York Times
Magazine article.
CNET reports Wong will actually be a senior adviser to the White
House’s “Chief Technology Officer,” who is, presumably, an advisor
to the president.
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