Last week, the White House announced that the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. Now, Fast Company discusses who it would like on the committee that would advise the Obama administration on online privacy issues.
The Committee will be headed by Cameron Kerry, general counsel at the Commerce Department, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant attorney general at the Justice Department. Other members haven’t been publicly named yet, but they will be drawn from a wide range of departments: Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, Transportation, Treasury, and the Small Business Administration. […]
Some government players are more familiar with the issues at stake — indeed, with the Internet itself — than others. Here’s our dream team:
For the Department of Energy: Secretary Steven Chu. Even if it’s a staffer posting in his name to the Energy Department blog or maintaining his regularly updated public Facebook page, Chu’s internet footprint is a breath of fresh air. It’s rare to see a cabinet member whose public social media presence is so well represented.
For the Department of Homeland Security: James Gilmore. Although he doesn’t actually work at the DHS, former Virginia governor Gilmore raised questions about privacy issues that led to crucial reforms at the department. Gilmore is just the kind of Internet policy wonk a committee like this needs.
Read the full article to find out who else is on Fast Company’s privacy committee dream team.