The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last night that Karen Neuman, a partner in the DC law firm St. Ledger-Roty Neuman & Olson LLP, has been named Chief Privacy Officer for DHS. She takes over for Jonathan Cantor, CIPP/US, CIPP/G, who has been acting chief privacy officer since the departure of Mary Ellen Callahan, CIPP/US, from the position in August of last year. Neuman, a long-time member of the IAPP, has an extensive background in privacy and data protection, and spoke at the 2013 IAPP Global Privacy Summit this spring. In an interview with The Privacy Advisor, Callahan, now a partner with Jenner & Block LLP, gives her opinion on the appointment and the job Neuman now has in front of her.
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