Google’s director of privacy for product and engineering, Alma Whitten reportedly retiring from her position. According to Forbes, Whitten internally announced to her team that she is planning to retire in the next few months time, while based in London at the moment; Whitten has been working with Google since 2003.
Whitten, a computer science Ph.D from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004 specializes in human factors challenges for computer security and during her tenure she has worked on publications regarding protecting consumer privacy as well as security and user-centered design paradigms.
Google confirmed over the news to ZDNet by saying, during her 10 years at Google, Alma has done so much to improve our products and protect our users. The privacy and security teams, and everyone else at Google, will continue this hard work to ensure that our users’ data is kept safe and secure.