Charlene Wright Thomas, CIPP/G, Senior Advisor for Privacy Policy, Department of State

Senior Advisor for Privacy Policy
Department of State

Charlene Thomas is the senior advisor for privacy policy for the State Department. She is responsible for providing leadership and management oversight of its privacy program and represents the State Department on a variety of domestic and international privacy issues.

Thomas also served as the deputy privacy advocate for the IRS, where she was responsible for integrating privacy into its business processes, and at the Justice Department, where she worked with successive attorneys general in managing the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act programs.

As past president of the American Society of Access Professionals, Thomas provides training across the government. 

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