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Eric Wenger

Director for Cybersecurity & Privacy
Global Government Affairs

Eric Wenger serves as the Director for Cybersecurity and Privacy on Cisco’s Global Government Affairs team in Washington. Eric leads Cisco's work on cybersecurity policy globally, as well as on privacy matters relating to the U.S. government, including on issues related to government surveillance and the Internet of Everything.

Eric came to Cisco from Microsoft, where he served as Policy Counsel in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department. His portfolio covered a range of cybersecurity, cybercrime, data breach, and privacy issues, including efforts to reform U.S. surveillance laws.

Prior to Microsoft, Eric worked as a Trial Attorney in the Department of Justice’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. He also worked as an Attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and an Assistant Attorney General in New York State, where he started the first statewide law enforcement unit in the country focused on e-commerce.

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