DHS names new privacy chief
By Ellen Messmer
WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security Thursday named Mary Ellen Callahan as the department's Chief Privacy Officer.
"Homeland security and privacy are not mutually exclusive, and having a seasoned professional like Mary Ellen on the team further ensures that privacy is built into everything we do," said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a statement.
Callahan is currently partner at law firm Hogan & Hartson LLP and co-chair of the Online Privacy Alliance, the group of corporations and associations seeking to foster protection of individuals' privacy online. She also serves as vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Privacy and Information Security Committee of the Antitrust Division, and holds a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.
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