Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer Denies Involvement with NSA’s Prism
Whilst not really easy to submit, Facebook receives a huge amount of feedback on a daily basis – much concerning privacy and security on the Facebook site.
The job of the privacy team is to address any user queries or concerns about privacy and security, see how other businesses, apps and advertisers use Facebook’s data – and to also review all new products and see how this impact user privacy.
Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Erin Egan answered a number of questions yesterday, and some interesting statements about Graph Search and Facebook’s involvement with the NSA Prism initiative.
Watch the video interview here:
In the interview Erin Egan went on to confirmed they have never given the US Government direct access to Facebook’s servers.
Erin also confirmed they don’t respond to bulk requests from law enforcement authorities and push back requests where possible when requests don’t meet legal criteria.
In the last 6 months of 2012 Facebook received 9000 – 10,000 request for information from the US Government, involving 18,000 – 19,000 Facebook users. Facebook can’t provide the exact numbers due to national security laws in the United States.