Mountain View, Calif. – Google (NASD: GOOG) on Friday named Alma Whitten
as its new director of privacy. The company called Whitten "an
internationally recognized expert in the computer science field of privacy and
security," and she will handle privacy issues across both engineering and
product development at the company. The appointment comes after Google said in
May its Street View cars had inadvertently collected unencrypted Wi-Fi data,
including email addresses and passwords.