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CCIA Naming Privacy Counsel

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is naming Keir Lamont as counsel for privacy, security and emerging technology, a job title that covers a lot of ground in an "internet of everything" world.

CCIA members include Facebook and Google, both of which have faced the ire of Congress over privacy and security issues.

CCIA is expected to make the announcement Tuesday (Jan. 8).

Lamont has been manager of the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University. His resume also includes policy fellow at Access Now.

“We welcome Keir back to Washington and to our tech trade association," said CCIA President Ed Black. "His experience and advocacy will be valuable as policymakers consider online privacy issues and updating electronic surveillance rules so that electronic data has the same Fourth Amendment protections as information stored in a file cabinet.”