NSA Privacy Officer Selected

By Paul Rosenzweig
Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:00 AM

Late last year, as one of the fall outs from the Snowden disclosures, the NSA announced its intention to fill a completely new office -- a civil liberties and privacy officer who would serve as a direct adviser to the Director of NSA.  Civil libertarians are skeptical and I think it is fair to say that the job will be quite a difficult one for the selectee -- Rebecca "Becky" Richards who is leaving the DHS Privacy Office to start her new job at NSA next month.