Practical Privacy Series 2013

Dawn Wiggins

Deputy Executive Director, Office of Privacy & Disclosure
Social Security Administration

Ms. Wiggins started her legal career after graduating from law school in 1993 as a general practice attorney for a private law firm in Maryland.  She started her Government service one year later when she became a legislative attorney for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the State of Maryland.  Ms. Wiggins joined the Social Security Administration, Office of General Counsel, Office of Program Law in September 1997, advising the Agency in the areas of retirement, survivorship and disability.  In September 2003, she joined the Office of General Law where she focused on, among other areas the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act.  In the fall of 2008, Ms. Wiggins was selected as the Deputy Executive Director for the Office of general Counsel’s Office of Privacy and Disclosure.   Ms. Wiggins has also served as the Co- Chair for the CIO Privacy Council, Identity Management Subcommittee for the past two years.

Ms. Wiggins received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 1993 and her B.A. from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1990.