Future of Privacy Forum Applauds DHS Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

Future of Privacy Forum Applauds DHS Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

Jules Polonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), today made the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appointment of Mary Ellen Callahan, as the department’s chief privacy officer:

“Mary Ellen Callahan has the critical combination of privacy savvy, common sense and a strong backbone needed to help craft policy that balances the need for tools to fight and win the war on terror and respect for the privacy and personal dignity of individuals.

“For an administration that has promised to be both tough on terror and committed to civil liberties, this position will play a pivotal role. Mary Ellen is recognized as an intent listener who will be able to ensure that voices of both law enforcement and civil libertarians are heard and respected.”

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