Jonathan Cantor

Chief Privacy Officer, Acting, Department of Homeland Security

Mr. Cantor became the Acting Chief Privacy Officer and Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer in February 2019 upon the departure of the Chief Privacy Officer. He previously served in this capacity from July 2016 to July 2017, and from August 2012 to October 2013. In this role, Mr. Cantor serves as the principal advisor to the DHS Secretary on privacy policy, and is responsible for evaluating department-wide programs, systems, technologies, and rule-makings for potential privacy impacts, and for providing mitigation strategies to reduce those impacts. Mr. Cantor joined DHS as Deputy Chief Privacy Officer on July 1, 2012. He is a member of the Senior Executive Service, with nearly 20 years of experience in privacy, transparency, and information access.