Homeland privacy officer selected
- By Diane Frank
- Apr 16, 2003
Nuala O'Connor Kelly bio
Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today named Nuala O'Connor Kelly as the privacy officer for the new department.
The Homeland Security Department (DHS) and its planned information collection and analysis actions have raised many privacy concerns, and many advocates applauded the decision to include a chief privacy officer within the department's top management.
O'Connor Kelly is currently serving in the Commerce Department's Technology Administration as privacy officer, chief counsel for technology, and the deputy director for policy and planning. Before that she was the vice president for data protection and chief privacy officer for DoubleClick Inc., an online advertising and marketing company.
Officials within DHS and the Office of Management and Budget have been working together closely in recent months to develop the beginnings of privacy policies for the department.