Facebook will send its security team to participate in Data Privacy Day, an event sponsored by the National Cyber Security Alliance.
In a post regarding the company’s decision they wrote:
Join the National Cyber Security Alliance for a Data Privacy Day 2012 live-stream featuring the Honorable Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission and two expert panels. Our own Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan will participate in a panel titled “Privacy & Security: Best Practices in Action,” which will incorporate questions from the Facebook audience. Click the link to RSVP and ask questions in advance on the Facebook Event wall!
Data Privacy Day takes place on January 26 and in attendance will be the company’s new Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan who was appointed after Facebook and FTC agreed to a settlement which will require the social network to be audited by an outside auditor for the next 20 years regarding its privacy options.
In an admission about the company’s “many mistakes” Zuckerberg previously wrote about his new CPO:
Erin Egan will become Chief Privacy Officer, Policy. Erin recently joined Facebook after serving as a partner and co-chair of the global privacy and data security practice of Covington & Burling, the respected international law firm. Throughout her career, Erin has been deeply involved in legislative and regulatory efforts to address privacy, data security, spam, spyware and other consumer protection issues. Erin will lead our engagement in the global public discourse and debate about online privacy and ensure that feedback from regulators, legislators, experts and academics from around the world is incorporated into Facebook’s practices and policies.
Users interested in hearing from the likes of Mastercard, eBay, Facebook, FTC, AT&T, Comcast and others will be able to watch the event in live-streamed format.
In the meantime Facebook has setup a Data Privacy Day page where users can ask questions that Facebook may choose to answer during the live-stream.