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Nicole Wong to White House as Chief Privacy Officer, report says

Former lawyer with both Google, Twitter, Wong becoming first privacy officer for White House, CNET says.

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The White House is hiring lawyer Nicole Wong away from Twitter to become the Obama administration's first Chief Privacy Officer, CNET is reporting.

Neither Wong, Twitter nor the White House would confirm the hiring.

Wong was at Twitter for just five months before, apparently, jumping ship for Washington, according to All Things Digital.

At Twitter, she dealt with First Amendment issues after nearly eight years with Google.

Wong advised Google on censorship, especially regarding YouTube, and was there when the search engine pioneer developed the ability to suppress videos country by country to "comply with local laws while keeping information available where it's legal," Business Insider said.

She also scrutinized Google products before they were made public, CNET said.

Wong graduated from law school at Berkley after studying at Georgetown University.

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