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Facebook forced to tell staff to preserve documents amid inquiries

by LLT Editor
28th Oct 21 11:04 am

Facebook has told its employees to preserve internal documents and communications for legal reasons, it has been revealed.

It comes as the social networking giant is under pressure from governments and regulators after revelations from whistleblower documents.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Reuters that the company sent a legal hold notice to all personnel for documents.

“Document preservation requests are part of the process of responding to legal inquiries,” the spokesperson added.

A former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, has sent internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Wall Street Journal. She has also testified in front of British MPs and American authorities.

Redacted versions of the documents submitted to the SEC were later made available to a larger group of news outlets.

he increased scrutiny comes after a former employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, turned over internal documents to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Wall Street Journal. Redacted versions of the documents submitted to the SEC were later made available to a larger group of news outlets.

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