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Privacy Officers Take Up Federal Posts

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Privacy Officers Take Up Federal Posts

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Privacy Officers Take Up Federal Posts

Privacy Officers Take Up Federal Posts

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A new law orders every federal agency to have a chief privacy officer. Their job is to make sure confidential information about private citizens doesn't get abused. Many hospitals and corporations already use privacy officers.

Guests:

NPR's Larry Abramson

Peter Swire, law professor, Ohio State University; chief counselor for privacy under President Clinton

Bill Scannell, privacy advocate

Zoe Strickland, chief privacy officer for the U.S. Postal Service