The White House gave hope to critics of US government surveillance when it nominated its first Chief Privacy Officer last year, but it appears that those privacy reform efforts just hit a snag. Nicole Wong has left the CPO position (which also made...
U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Nicole Wong, who focused on privacy and big data issues, is leaving the White House a little more than a year after joining the Obama administration. Wong's last day is Friday; she will return to California where her family lives, the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy said in a statement. Prior […]
The growing importance of information in decision-making is pushing priorities such as accuracy and compliance higher up the corporate agenda, to the point that a growing number of organizations are now are appointing dedicated leaders charged with shouldering those new … Continue reading ?
Many people have asked me to explain the recent reorganization at ONC, reducing 17 different offices to 10:Office of Care Transformation: Kelly CroninOffice of the Chief Privacy Officer: Joy PrittsOffice of the Chief Operating Officer:...Show More Summary
We created a new Chief Privacy Officer. We've put out guidance recently, and where it needs to be strengthened going forward -- and not just us, but everybody, states, districts, schools, myself as a parent trying to figure it out everyday with my kids. Show More Summary
On Wednesday, Yahoo's freshly minted Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos announced the company had implemented a series of stronger security and privacy measures, including securing traffic that moves between their servers and encrypting most search queries automatically. This is a major step for Yahoo which has been dogged by critics for years for lagging behind […]
Speaking yesterday at a privacy conference NSA Civil Liberty and Privacy Officer Rebecca Richards said, without a hint of irony or sarcasm, that the intelligence agency considers civil liberties a top concern. From The Hill: Civil liberties...Show More Summary
On Google's Q4 earnings call yesterday, chief business officer Nikesh Arora was asked a question about "cookies," which digital privacy advocates will examine very, very closely. Google is known to be working on a plan to replace cookies — but little is known about how far along that plan is. Show More Summary
The scandal over NSA snooping has caused many adverse reactions, but one of the more notable ones has just come from Mozilla's chief privacy officer Alex Fowler. Speaking with NPR, with the interview coming just after President Obama's public comments about government surveillance reform, Fowler said that the threat of a balkanized Internet is real. Show More Summary
After a report in August revealed more than 3,000 violations of privacy rules by employees of the National Security Agency (NSA) in a one-year period, NSA Chief Compliance Officer John DeLong hurried to reassure reporters that only "a couple of" hose infractions were willful. Show More Summary
InfuSystem Holdings (INFU) Q3 2013 Earnings Call November 12, 2013 9:00 am ET Executives Eric K. Steen - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director Janet Skonieczny - Chief Operating Officer, Compliance Officer and Privacy Officer Jonathan P. Show More Summary
Following a new Washington Post story revealing the National Security Agency's secret tapping of Google Inc. and Yahoo! Inc. data center links, Chris Kelly, the former chief privacy officer and head of global public policy for Facebook Inc., said Wednesday...
(Reuters) - Government surveillance is sparking debate over public security and personal privacy, and the technology will be "both the benefactor and the curse of policing," according to one of the nation's top police officers.
@billmon1 @jaredbkeller Ombudsman and chief privacy officer — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 16, 2013. The Washington Post‘s Wonkblog has the full 35-page text of the bill to end the shutdown. “The measure also raises the debt limit, gives back pay to furloughed federal workers and just barely touches Obamacare.” Elsewhere in the Post: In [Read more...]
Mary Ellen Callahan was the Chief Privacy Officer (and the Chief Freedom of Information Act Officer) at the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 until 2012 (though, don't tell DHS, since they still have a page on their website about her claiming she still has that role -- even though she left over a year ago). Show More Summary
I asked Facebook's chief privacy officer why there isn't an option to see what Facebook users "one hop away from us" -- as the NSA would say -- can see. The question seemed to surprise them.
Facebook is mulling using its controversial facial recognition technology on profile photos, says Reuters. The firm's Chief Privacy Officer, Erin Egan, claimed that the move would protect users' privacy. "Our goal is to facilitate tagging...Show More Summary
Facebook made some changes to its data use policy late last year (in addition to some changes to its actual process for making changes), and it's now back with another set of updates. As Facebook's Chief Privacy Office Erin Egan explains,...Show More Summary
Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, will not require users to keep the Kinect sensor plugged in for the system to work. The news comes out of a Q&A session with the Xbox One's chief product officer Marc Whitten on video game news site IGN. Show More Summary