Obama Adds Senior Security/Privacy Role to White House Staff

Obama Adds Senior Security/Privacy Role to White House Staff

It is very heartening to see the important new office of the Cyber Security Coordinator include a dedicated privacy official. Fighting terror, cybercrime or identity theft all call for strong measures that can require access to personal data of Americans. By having a respected senior voice at the table, privacy issues can be properly vetted when key decisions are considered. The Future of Privacy Forum is still hoping for an overall federal CPO or at least a top OMB official to play a broad role at home and abroad as ‘White House Counselor for Privacy’, much like Peter Swire did during the later Clinton years, but we applaud this most recent move as a positive step in the right direction.

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