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US Deputy CTO Nicole Wong Steps Down

Nicole-WongNicole Wong has departed her role as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer and will be moving back to her California hometown, The Hill newspaper reported Friday.

Kate Tummarello writes that Wong joined the government in May 2013 after serving in legal positions at Twitter and Google.

“Nicole is an incredibly talented and insightful leader, who has made major contributions to big data, privacy and Internet policy during her time at the White House,” said U.S. CTO Todd Park, according to the newspaper.

She has co-authored a 2014 big data report that recommends that the Obama administration update information security, email surveillance and consumer privacy laws.

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