The White House is reportedly bringing on Twitter's Nicole Wong as part of its legal team to focus on privacy issues.
Wong started at Twitter just seven months ago as the legal director for Twitter's products team.
According to multiple news reports, Wong would serve as a senior adviser to Todd Park, chief technology officer. Previously, Wong worked at Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel. Before that, she was a partner at the law firm Perkins Coie.
The White House has not confirmed the hire, and neither the White House nor Twitter immediately returned requests Tuesday for comment. The news was first reported Tuesday by tech-news site CNET.
The UC-Berkeley graduate is no stranger to politically volatile topics.
During her time at Google, Wong was in charge of censorship issues for products such as YouTube, deciding whether controversial videos uploaded to the service should be blocked from certain countries' search results.
A 2008 New York Times article described the work of Wong's team at Google in depth:
"They decide what controversial material does and doesn't appear on the local search engines that Google maintains in many countries in the world, as well as on Google.com. As a result, Wong and her colleagues arguably have more influence over the contours of online expression than anyone else on the planet."
Wong would potentially work directly under Park, who started with the White House in 2012 and is the second person to hold the title of U.S. CTO.