Amazon creates new role for privacy counsel

September 6, 2012 Inc is one of the last internet giants to appoint a top privacy counsel - hiring Nuala O’Connor as vice president and for the newly created role of associate general counsel, compliance and privacy.

Before joining Amazon, O’Connor spent seven years as the chief privacy leader at General Electric Co, and before that she served as chief privacy officer for the US Department of Homeland Security.

In the past year, Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. have both hired chief privacy officers, and Google Inc. has had a global privacy counsel for more than five years.


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