Facebook has hired a privacy expert for its Washington, DC, office, The Washington Post reports. Erin Egan, who is currently a partner at Covington & Burling and co-chair of that firm's global privacy and data security practice, will join the company in October as its senior policy advisor and director of privacy. Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes said, "It's imperative that we scale our policy team so that we have the resources in place to demonstrate to policymakers that we are industry leaders in privacy, data security and safety." The company also announced the hiring of legislative advisor Louisa Terrell as its director of public policy and former European Parliament member Erika Mann as head of its Brussels office. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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