Sprint brings on privacy officer with DHS background

Sprint has hired Maureen Cooney as a deputy chief privacy officer. She previously served as acting chief privacy officer and chief Freedom of Information Act officer for the Homeland Security Department, which made her the highest-ranking privacy official in the U.S. government at the time, Sprint said on Wednesday.

Cooney arrives at Sprint from TRUSTe, a privacy services company in San Francisco. She was the company's chief privacy officer and vice president for public policy.