Facebook has some new hired help to handle lobbying on issues related to privacy.
Facebook has turned down an invitation to appear at a December 14 congressional briefing on teen privacy, where the company were asked to discuss the company’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.
Facebook has formally settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission about matters of privacy, although some might interpret the details as much ado about nothing.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook, is doing a full-on tour of Washington, D.C., this week, talking about small business issues, attending a state dinner at the White House and visiting with members of Congress.
The chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives are concerned that Facebook’s plugins mine customer data even after people log off the site.