Nuala O'Connor joins Walmart in new Digital Citizenship role

Nuala O'Connor joins Walmart in new Digital Citizenship role

Walmart has appointed Nuala O’Connor to a new Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel of Digital Citizenship role.

She brings more than 20 years of technology policy and legal leadership experience, having worked at the Center for Democracy and Technology, Amazon, General Electric and the US Department of Homeland Security.

“This Digital Citizenship function will counsel the company on issues related to privacy, use of data and data governance, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and records management,” says O’Connor’s new boss, RachelBrand, Executive Vice president of Global Governance, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

“They will advise not only on whether we may legally use data or technology in a particular way, but also on what effect that use would have on our relationship of trust with our customers and stakeholders. I can’t think of anyone better than Nuala O’Connor to serve in this new role. She is an internationally recognised expert in technology policy, and her vast experience in data privacy, information governance, and emerging technology issues makes her a perfect fit for this role.”

“Walmart is one of the most important and influential companies in America and around the world,” O’Connor says. “I am thrilled to join the business and look forward to working on responsible digital citizenship as technology transforms the retail industry and the daily lives of our associates, customers, and communities.”

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