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O’Connor Named CDT’s President and CEO

PRIVACY COMMUNITY—U.S.

December 12, 2013

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has announced former IAPP Board Chair Nuala O’Connor, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, will head the organization. Leslie Harris, CDT president since 2005, announced in July she would resign from the post. O’Connor comes to the CDT from Amazon, where she’s worked as associate general counsel on privacy and data protection. Prior to that, O’Connor worked as chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Commerce and later the Department of Homeland Security before settling in at General Electric as chief privacy leader and senior counsel. She told The Privacy Advisor she’ll lean on her past government experience in her new role and looks forward to tackling such issues as surveillance and online decision-making.
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