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Twitter's Top Attorney Joins White House As Privacy Czar

Nicole Wong will advise Obama Administration on Internet privacy.



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    Twitter's legal chief is joining the White House as Obama's new "privacy czar."

    To learn about Internet privacy, the White House will go straight to the source.

    To Twitter.

    A Twitter attorney who worked for the micro-blogging Web site as legal director will go to Washington to work for President Barack Obama, according to reports.

    CNET first reported the appointment of Nicole Wong, 44, of Berkeley, to become the White House's first "chief privacy officer."

    Wong worked for Google for a long time, in which she became known as "The Decider" for her decision-making prowess around copyright and privacy requests, the news site reported.

    Twitter has in recent years become a focal point of law enforcement search requests -- but the Web site has also become known for its resistance to "overly-broad" subpoenas from police and government authorities, according to reports.

    Wong has both a law degree and a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley, according to the San Jose Mercury News.