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


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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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