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DHS CPO Departs To Initiate Privacy Practice

PRIVACY—U.S.

August 2, 2012

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, has left the DHS to start a new privacy and information governance practice at the Jenner & Block LLP law firm, The Wall Street Journal reports. The DHS privacy office more than doubled and conducted upwards of 200 privacy impact assessments while Callahan served as CPO. Her last day in office was August 1, and Deputy Chief Privacy Officer Jonathan Cantor will fill the role until a new CPO is appointed, a DHS spokeswoman said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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