In April 2018, Mayor de Blasio appointed Laura Negrón to serve as New York City’s first Chief Privacy Officer. Negrón has a nearly 40-year career in public service leadership that has spanned the nonprofit and government sectors. As General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the Mayor’s Office of Operations, Negrón created New York City’s Citywide Data Integration legal framework, which established a citywide governance structure and the data security protocols required when agencies exchange data to achieve key multiagency initiatives to benefit New Yorkers. This framework has opened the door to leverage creative solutions for sharing data safely while implementing important programs for New Yorkers, such as Pre-K and 3-K Enrollment Outreach and GetCoveredNYC.
Prior to leading the legal and privacy teams at Operations, Negrón served as Executive Agency Counsel for HHS Connect, a program that provides IT tools and solutions to help the City's health and human services agencies coordinate and strengthen interagency case management, and promote access to benefits, services, and care to eligible New Yorkers. Previously, she was director of the Guardianship Project, a demonstration program at the Vera Institute of Justice that provides legal, social, financial, and other support services to individuals with disabilities and elderly people in New York City. She has also served as a Deputy County Attorney at the Legal Counsel and Affirmative Litigation Bureaus of the Nassau County Attorney’s Office, and as Dean of Institutional Advancement for Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus.