08/09/2021

ZDNet

Facebook privacy director claims company invests in protecting user data

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. 

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