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Women in Privacy Leadership Roles: Interview with Joanne McNabb

October 24, 2014

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General.

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General.

Guest Post: Alexandra Ross, The Privacy Guru interviews Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, California Attorney General
Privacy is high-profile right now. From major retail and financial sector breaches to revelations over mobile device tracking and intrusive surveillance technologies, the question of whether or not we’ll submit to living in a “post-privacy” society is squarely at the center of tech start-ups, legislation, and personal rights.

What few realize, though, is how many women are leading the way when it comes to protecting and promoting privacy rights. From Ireland’s data regulator Helen Dixon to newly appointed White House CTO Megan Smith, women hold high offices when it comes to championing privacy.

Add to this list California Attorney General Kamala Harris and her director of Privacy Education and Policy, Joanne McNabb. Joanne will be participating in a panel at Always On: The Digital Consumer, co-hosted by TRUSTe and The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) on October 30th in San Francisco. This event will explore how we can realize the full potential of the Internet of Things while maintaining our privacy and control of personal data.

Joanne was kind enough to answer some questions via email for TRUSTe.

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