Facebook company expels engineer after being accused of spying on women | German Technology

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Facebook company expels engineer after being accused of spying on women


Facebook company expels engineer after being accused of spying on women
Facebook company expels engineer after being accused of spying on women

an information security engineer, was expelled after being accused of using his authority to access data to spy on women on the Internet.

Alex Stamos, head of information security at the site facebook, told the BBC: "We quickly investigated the matter and immediately expelled the person."

Facebook began investigating allegations against the employee following complaints filed by , the security consulting firm Security

On Tuesday, confirmed the decision to dismiss the engineer. "It is important that people's data remain secure and have the necessary privacy when they use Facebook," he said.

"This is why we have strict technical controls and controls, so employees can only access the data they need to perform their tasks, to fix security vulnerabilities, manage technical support issues and respond to existing legal requests," he added.

He stressed that "staff who violate these control policies will be expelled."

Facebook has not officially confirmed whether it has taken legal action against the employee.

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