By Colin Kellaher
Walmart on Tuesday said it named Nuala O'Connor to the newly created post of senior vice president and chief counsel of digital citizenship, as the world's largest retailer continues to grow its online sales.
Walmart said Ms. O'Connor joins from the Center for Democracy and Technology, where she was president and chief executive of the nonprofit that advocates on privacy and Internet matters.
Ms. O'Connor also previously served as chief privacy officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and held key privacy roles at Amazon and General Electric.
Walmart said the new digital citizenship function will focus on how the company uses data and technology in a way that supports its goal to be the most trusted retailer. The Bentonville, Ark., company said Ms. O'Connor will report to Rachel Brand, executive vice president of global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
Walmart reported U.S. e-commerce sales growth of 37% for the recently completed fiscal second quarter.
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