In an interview with ZDNet, Facebook’s Privacy and Public Policy Director Steve Satterfield spoke about how the company approaches privacy, claiming it is open to regulation. Satterfield advocates for consistent global privacy regulation, adding that it is “hard to build global services to accommodate the laws of individual cases.” He said privacy is “built-in” to Facebook products and the company is investing in privacy from the executive level. He also said claims Facebook sells data to advertisers or other third parties are “just false.” In related news, The Guardian reports that Facebook’s plans to allow encrypted messaging across its platforms could prevent the detection of up to 20m child abuse images per year, according to a spokesperson at the National Crime Agency. Meanwhile, ProPublica has published an article outlining how Facebook undermines the privacy of its WhatsApp users where it examines messages reported as abusive.
What is this page?
You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.
The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 2,500 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.