Privacy Advisor

A conversation with Mary Ellen Callahan

04.22.2011
After two years as the chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Mary Ellen Callahan discusses the importance of privacy and transparency at DHS with her public affairs representative, Steven Richards. At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), privacy law and policy are implemented and enforced through the Privacy Office—the first statutorily mandated privacy office at any U.S. federal agency. The DHS Privacy Office is the largest office of its kind in the federal government, and it has been referred to by many as the leader in public-sector privacy policy.

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