Google instituting internal Privacy Red Team
Posted on 23 August 2012.
Google is looking for a Data Privacy Engineer to be part of an internal team whose goal will be to find - and remove - privacy risks in the company's many products.

Individuals who apply for the job will have the following responsibilities:
  • To analyze software and services from a privacy perspective, ensuring they are in line with Google’s stated privacy policies, practices, and the expectations of their users
  • To research, document, and help remediate design decisions, operating procedures, or processes that may directly or indirectly contribute to future privacy risks
  • To promote the use of cutting-edge browser and application-level technologies to maintain the privacy of key user data.
"As a Data Privacy Engineer at Google you will help ensure that our products are designed to the highest standards and are operated in a manner that protects the privacy of our users. Specifically, you will work as member of our Privacy Red Team to independently identify, research, and help resolve potential privacy risks across all of our products, services, and business processes in place today," says the ad.

Google has recently been ordered by the US Federal Trade Commission to pay a $22.5 million fine for having misrepresented to users of Apple’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking “cookies” or serve targeted ads, as well as to disable all of those tracking cookies.






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