Apple has made a very interesting new hire in Sabrina Ross, an attorney who now holds the title "Privacy Counsel." Her LinkedIn profile shows some experience that looks very useful to Apple. AppleInsider spotted the hire through Ms. Ross's LinkedIn profile, which shows experience with privacy policies and social media work, in addition to being a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US):
A certified privacy professional, CIPP/US, I have experience with a wide-range of Internet and information law matters involving privacy and data protection, online brand protection, electronic surveillance, defamation, information security, cloud computing, social media, locational privacy, e-commerce, and national security. I am passionate about addressing these issues with both business acumen and an eye towards litigation strategy.
Meet Sabrina Ross, a new hire at Apple.
This appears not to be the first of Apple's hires along these lines; Leota Tennant also has "Privacy Counsel at Apple Inc" listed on her LinkedIn profile, along with an impressive list of privacy/security concerns. Being a legal position at Apple, that constitutes two levels of "I can't talk about it" to navigate around, so we may never know what Ms. Ross is working on, but it should shape up to be one of the more compelling entries on her LinkedIn profile.