Can the Facebook CEO Also Oversee Privacy Compliance? NO.

Let’s be clear about this: the CEO and the compliance officer should not be the same person, especially when the government has had to come back for a second time after the terms of the first settlement agreement were almost immediately violated.

The Federal Trade Commission is negotiating a settlement with Facebook that would create new positions at the company focused on strengthening its privacy practices, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.Facebook has agreed to create a privacy committee to protect its users’ data, as well as an external assessor who would be appointed by the company and F.T.C., said the people, who declined to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The social network will also appoint a head compliance officer — who could be its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg — to oversee privacy efforts, one of the people said.[Emphasis added]

Facebook Set to Create Privacy Positions

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