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Rebecca Richards
National Security Agency


Rebecca Richards

Rebecca “Becky” Richards joined the National Security Agency as its first Director of Civil Liberties and Privacy in February 2014. Her primary job is to provide expert advice to the Director and oversee NSA’s civil liberties and privacy activities. She is also responsible for developing measures to further strengthen NSA’s privacy and civil liberties protection. Ms. Richards earned a Masters degree in international trade and investment policy and a Masters degree in business administration from George Washington University. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Richards also holds certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a member of their Certification Advisory Board. She was also a contributor to “Building a Privacy Program: A Practitioner’s Guide.”