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Former Facebook employee*, who monitored “problematic” content on the social network, said he was fired after learning about the company’s new protocol after expressing doubts about the legality of his actions. In particular, the log allowed employees to access user-deleted data.

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Brennan Lawson is suing Meta* Platforms in California. According to him, employees were introduced to the new user data processing protocol in 2018. During the relevant meeting, the employee expressed doubts about the legality of the prescribed measures, after which he was dismissed and remained without work for 18 months.

Lawson decided to monetize his inside information in a direct way – he filed a lawsuit demanding to pay him $3 million. Former Facebook employee* reports that the new protocol will allow members of the so-called Global Escalation Team to monitor “problematic” content to bypass normal Facebook protocols*related to privacy by retrieving data from the Messenger app, including data that has already been deleted by users.

According to the lawsuit, the protocol violated EU digital privacy laws and an order from the US Federal Trade Commission directed by Facebook* Provide users with accurate information about changes to the social network’s data retention policy.

According to Lawson, he recognized the threat of termination because he expressed doubts about the legality of such practices, and was reportedly actually fired in July 2019 for abusing Facebook administrative tools.*. The plaintiff himself claims the allegations are far-fetched and take revenge for his lawsuits. On Facebook itself* The situation has not yet been commented on.

According to Lawson, the escalation team used the log to assist law enforcement investigating user activity. They asked questions about who the suspect was communicating with when the messages were sent and even about the content of the messages themselves and Facebook representatives* In order to maintain good relations with law enforcement officials, they used a protocol to specify what exactly should be transferred to the latter’s disposal.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.

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