Facebook appoints director of privacy

Sep 14, 2011
Facebook, which has been dogged by complaints over privacy, announced Tuesday that it has named a director of privacy at the social network.

Facebook, which has been dogged by complaints over privacy, announced Tuesday that it has named a director of privacy at the social network.

Erin Egan, a privacy and data security with the firm of Covington & Burling, will join in mid-October, the Palo Alto, California-based company said in a statement.

Facebook said Egan has extensive experience in legislative and regulatory efforts to address , , spam, spyware, identity theft and other consumer protection issues.

She will be based in Washington.

Facebook also announced that Louisa Terrell, who has been serving as a special assistant for legislative affairs to President Barack Obama, will be joining Facebook in October as director of public policy.

Terrell will also join Facebook's Washington office.

In addition, Facebook said it had hired Erika Mann, a former member of the European parliament from Germany, will head a new Brussels office for Facebook and serve as lead spokesperson with EU institutions.

Facebook is the world's most popular social network with more than 750 million users.

Explore further: Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Facebook hires former Clinton spokesman

Jun 15, 2011

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it had hired former US president Bill Clinton's spokesman Joe Lockhart to serve as vice president of global communications at the social network.

Recommended for you

UK: Former reporter sentenced for phone hacking

3 hours ago

(AP)—A former British tabloid reporter was given a 10-month suspended prison sentence Thursday for his role in the long-running phone hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume

3 hours ago

The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...

Surveillance a part of everyday life

4 hours ago

Details of casual conversations and a comprehensive store of 'deleted' information were just some of what Victoria University of Wellington students found during a project to uncover what records companies ...

European Central Bank hit by data theft

5 hours ago

(AP)—The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive ...

Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

7 hours ago

(AP)—Twitter acknowledged Wednesday that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

19 hours ago

(AP)—Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims.

User comments : 0