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"When Alma Whitten was tapped to be Googles first director of privacy in 2010, CNet declared hers the hardest job at Google. A long time engineer at the company with expertise in computer security, she was put in charge of a program overseeing products in development at Google to try to prevent the release of those that got privacy wrong.
Now shes giving that job up. Whitten announced internally at Google that she is stepping down from her post with plans to retire. Shes remaining for a couple of months while the privacy team transitions to new leadership. Whitten, who has been overseeing privacy at Google from the companys London office, will be replaced by Lawrence You, an engineer who has been with the company for eight years, and importantly, at least from my perspective, is based in Mountain View, where much of the privacy-violating magic happens. Its certainly much closer to the Google X Lab, from whence new technologies such as Glass and driverless cars are coming, presenting novel privacy implications for review..."--
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