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Facebook asks employees to preserve internal documents for legal inquiries

The increased scrutiny comes after Frances Haugen leaked documents which she said showed the company chose profit over user safety

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Inc has told its employees to preserve all internal documents and communications for legal reasons, as governments and regulators have started inquiries into its operation.

The increased scrutiny comes after former employee and Frances Haugen leaked documents which she said showed the company chose profit over user safety.

Earlier in October, Senate Commerce Committee Chair Maria Cantwell called on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to preserve all documents related to a testimony from Haugen.

"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 said.

The was first reported by the New York Times

 

 

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First Published: Thu, October 28 2021. 03:20 IST
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