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Google Names New Privacy Director

ONLINE PRIVACY

October 29, 2010

Google has announced the selection of Alma Whitten as its new director of privacy, CNET reports. Whitten, who has been a Google engineer for seven years and has a background in privacy and security, will lead a team focused on privacy issues with more resources in an effort to prevent breaches, the report states. In its announcement on Whitten's appointment, the company said it would be increasing employee training on privacy issues and reviewing its products based on privacy-related criteria. As Whitten put it, "my responsibility is to drive privacy from within product and engineering and that encompasses whatever it needs to encompass."
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