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Apple hires Facebook critic on its privacy team: Report

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has reportedly hired a former employee -- who testified before the on the giant's data-sharing policies during the scandal -- as on its team.

According to a report in on Wednesday, the maker has hired who worked as for for 18 months before leaving the company in 2012.

Parakilas' job will involve working to ensure that future products minimise data collection and protect

During his stint in Facebook, he warned senior executives that the company's data-sharing policies could have potentially damaging consequences.

"However, Parakilas felt his concerns were being downplayed and eventually left the company," said the report.

When the scandal broke last March , Parakilas told that it had been "painful watching" the company struggle with the fallout because he knew "they could have prevented it".

Parakilas had earlier worked as for the non-profit Centre for Humane

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 09:38 IST
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