Commerce appoints chief privacy officer

Commerce secretary Donald Evans appointed senior policy adviser Elizabeth Prostic to be the department's chief privacy officer. The appointment took effect Aug. 21 and was announced today, Commerce said.

Prostic advises Evans on policy and regulations concerning technology, telecommunications and intellectual property. In her additional role as privacy officer, she will develop a network of privacy advocates throughout the department and foster communication between the department's CIO, attorneys and program managers on privacy issues.

Prostic formerly was a member of the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee. She is a law student at George Washington University.


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