Google Director of Privacy Alma Whitten to step down

Alma Whitten, who was appointed Google's director of privacy for product and engineering in 2010 after the Street View WiFi brouhaha, will be leaving her post, Google has confirmed to The Verge. During Whitten's tenure, the search giant has unified its privacy policy and pushed its transparency reports, but it's had a few bumps in the road as well. According to Forbes, the ten-year Google veteran will be retiring, but is staying on for a few more months to ensure the leadership transition is smooth. In Whitten's stead, software engineering director Lawrence You will pick up the privacy mantle for the search giant.

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Google Director of Privacy Alma Whitten to step down