CenturyLink Names Hugo Teufel Chief Privacy Officer

Hugo Teufel
Hugo Teufel

Hugo Teufel, former chief privacy counsel at Raytheon, has joined CenturyLink as chief privacy officer. Teufel will advise CenturyLink on privacy and security matters and help design, implement and refine strategic privacy initiatives in his new position, the company said Wednesday.

At Raytheon, he was responsible for global privacy and data protection compliance, including efforts to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Teufel, as judge advocate with the Army National Guard, handled a range of legal matters for the National Guard Bureau’s (NGB’s) Office of the Chief Counsel. He also conducted privacy impact assessments and incident investigations. He reviewed NGB policies and privacy impact assessments and monitored, escalated and resolved incidents.

He previously served as chief privacy officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he was responsible for assuring that the technologies DHS used to protect the United States met the standards for the use, collection and disclosure of personal information.

Prior to his tenure at DHS, Teufel served as associate general counsel for DHS and associate solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He also served as deputy solicitor general for the State of Colorado and served as a judge advocate in the D.C. Army National Guard.

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