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Alma Whitten, Google's director of privacy, product and engineering, decides to step aside

As Forbes first reported earlier in the day, and Google has now confirmed, Alma Whitten is retiring after a decade of work with Google, and as the director of privacy for product and engineering since 2010. She will be replaced by Lawrence You, who has eight years at Google under his belt and is a current infrastructure engineer who has been involved in current privacy efforts. You will report to Eric Grosse, the vice president of security and privacy engineering.

Whitten will stay on board to help during the transition, and Google is confident that user data will be kept as safe and secure as in the past. We wish her the best of luck, and can imagine a three-year tenure as privacy chief at Google earns one a long and relaxing retirement.

Source: Forbes

There are 7 comments

jivester says:

Wifi snooping, integrated privacy policy, those last years definitely warrant a break!

Took me three read-throughs to realize that "You will report to Eric," doesn't apply to me.

xaml says:

You should have seen that coming. ^^

pazzo02 says:

His secretary will enjoy telling people "You wants to see you".

bigtank says:

YOU cant tell me what to do

return_0 says:

Thanks, Jerry! Very generous of you to offer me a job in Google!

Also, April Fools? If not, she could have picked a better day to step down.

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