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Google Names New Privacy Chief, Offers Framework for Regulation

  • Longtime lawyer Keith Enright to testify before Senate
  • Washington ramps up pressure on tech over privacy policies
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Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s Google tapped its longtime privacy lawyer, Keith Enright, to become chief privacy officer as the company proposed policies for potential federal regulation of data.

In his new role, Enright will be in charge of crafting Google’s strategy on privacy issues at a time when tech giants are facing rising pressure in Washington to take more precautions in how they handle users’ personal information.