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White House's Wong: Privacy Czar May Not Be the Answer

White House’s Wong Makes Speaking Debut

PRIVACY COMMUNITY—U.S.

December 4, 2013

In her first public speech since being appointed White House deputy chief technology officer, Nicole Wong kicked off yesterday’s IAPP Practical Privacy Series event in Washington, DC, by praising the work of public-sector privacy professionals. “I’ve generally stayed away from public addresses,” she said, “but this invitation to speak to you, this is important to me. You are my peeps.” In her address, Wong backed continued transparency and suggested the concept of a top-down federal privacy czar might not be the best solution. This exclusive for The Privacy Advisor reports on Wong’s address and what it could mean for the privacy community.
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