News

Microsoft Names Chief Privacy Strategist

Microsoft has gone outside the company to fill the position of chief privacy strategist.

Peter Cullen, the corporate privacy officer for Royal Bank of Canada, will join Microsoft on July 14. He will report to Scott Charney, chief Trustworthy Computing strategist.

“Peter Cullen has the experience to drive Microsoft’s commitment to privacy protections to the next level,” said Charney, whose title recently changed from chief security strategist.

Charney, a former FBI agent who publicly says he views his own responsibility as a cost to Microsoft for doing business as opposed to generating profits, vowed that Cullen will be “an effective advocate for strong and innovative consumer privacy safeguards.”

Cullen’s credentials include a role in developing best practices for the financial industry around the collection and use of customer information, creating a Corporate Privacy Group at Royal Bank of Canada and helping found two networks of chief privacy officers.

The chief privacy strategist position at Microsoft was last held by Richard Purcell, who left Microsoft earlier this year.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Azure Backup for SQL Server Now Commercially Available

    Microsoft on Monday announced that Azure Backup for SQL Server had reached "general availability" status, meaning it's deemed ready for production-environment use.

  • Insights for MyAnalytics Getting Switched On for Office 365 Users This Month

    Microsoft is planning to activate "Insights for MyAnalytics" sometime late this month for most Office 365 users, but the ability of organizations to manage this feature won't be available until possibly mid-May.

  • SharePoint Framework 1.8 Now Generally Available

    Microsoft this week announced that SharePoint Framework 1.8 had reached "general availability" status, although some features are still at the preview stage.

  • How To Create Office 365 User Accounts in Bulk

    Manual account creation can be tedious, time-consuming and prone to human error, especially if you have more than a handful of Office 365 users to set up. Brien shows you a better way.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.