Nicole Wong, Twitter's former legal director of products, is officially joining the White House.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy confirmed Wong's new role as a deputy chief technology officer in the Obama administration Thursday to The Washington Post. CNET first reported in May that Wong was tapped to be the White House's first privacy officer.
Wong, who worked as a vice president and deputy general counsel at Google prior to working at Twitter, tweeted about the change Thursday after saying goodbye to her Twitter colleagues on Wednesday. The Silicon Valley attorney has more than a decade of experience in copyright and privacy law.