Microsoft Fills Top Privacy Post
Peter Cullen of the Royal Bank of Canada will fill the position.Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that it has hired Peter Cullen of the Royal Bank of Canada to fill the top privacy post at the company. The job had been vacant since Richard Purcell left earlier this year. Under the companys Trustworthy Computing strategy, privacy plays a key role in the way that Microsoft develops its applications and policies. Cullen, who will begin work July 14, will report directly to Scott Charney, now chief Trustworhty Computing Strategist. Cullen has been working on the issue of privacy and data protection for more than 10 years, according to Microsoft officials, and will essentially serve as the customers privacy advocate inside the company.
"Peter Cullen has the experience to drive Microsofts commitment to privacy protections to the next level. With his deep background in privacy and data protection practices and their relationship to customer value, Peter will be an effective advocate for strong and innovative consumer privacy safeguards," Charney said. "We look forward to having Peter apply his experiences and skills to benefit Microsofts customers and partners through the privacy pillar of our Trustworthy Computing initiative."