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    Google's Privacy Director Is Stepping Down

    Apr 09, 2013
    Google’s first director of privacy, Alma Witten, announced that she plans to retire. According to an article in Forbes, Witten first accepted the position in 2010 following major “privacy screw-ups,” from the company’s Street View and Buzz services. Witten will be replaced by Lawrence You. You worked with Witten when she led the privacy team that merged Google’s 70-plus privacy policies into one. “During her 10 years at Google, Alma has done so much to improve our products and protect our users,” said Google in a statement. “The privacy and security teams, and everyone else at Google, will continue this hard work to ensure that our users’ data is kept safe and secure.”

    Google’s first director of privacy, Alma Witten, announced that she plans to retire. According to an article in Forbes, Witten first accepted the position in 2010 following major “privacy screw-ups,” from the company’s Street View and Buzz services. Witten will be replaced by Lawrence You. You worked with Witten when she led the privacy team that merged Google’s 70-plus privacy policies into one. “During her 10 years at Google, Alma has done so much to improve our products and protect our users,” said Google in a statement. “The privacy and security teams, and everyone else at Google, will continue this hard work to ensure that our users’ data is kept safe and secure.”

    More: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2013/04/01/googles-privacy-director-is-stepping-down/

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