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Facebook asks staff to protect inside paperwork for authorized inquiries

Oct 27 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) has advised its staff to protect all inside paperwork and communications for authorized causes, as governments and regulators have began inquiries into its operation.

The elevated scrutiny comes after former Facebook worker and whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked paperwork which she mentioned confirmed the corporate selected revenue over person security. learn extra

Earlier in October, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell known as on Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to protect all paperwork associated to an affidavit from Haugen. learn extra

“On Tuesday, Facebook sent a legal hold notice to all personnel. Document preservation requests are part of the process of responding to legal inquiries,” a Facebook spokesperson mentioned.

The information was first reported by the New York Times. (https://nyti.ms/3EmOR3X)

Reporting by Tiyashi Datta in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled 'Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower' on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2021.  Matt McClain/Pool via REUTERS

The Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Illustration

Former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testifies during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing entitled 'Protecting Kids Online: Testimony from a Facebook Whistleblower' on Capitol Hill, in Washington, U.S., October 5, 2021.  Matt McClain/Pool via REUTERS