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Homeland Security Dept. Hires Privacy Chief

The Department of Homeland Security has hired a Chief Privacy Officer, attorney Nuala O’Connor Kelly. According to this government bio, she was formerly Chief Counsel for the Dept. of Commerce Technology Administration, and prior to that, she served as Vice President-Data Protection and Chief Privacy Officer for Emerging Technologies of the online media services company, DoubleClick. According to the Washington Post, Ms. Kelly’s appointment is being met with some skepticism by privacy advocates. See also Statement by Commerce Secretary Don Evans on Appointment of Nuala O’Connor Kelly as Chief Privacy Officer for the Department Of Homeland Security.

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