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Facebook nominates the HR manager after settling with $ 5 billion with the FTC



Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook Inc. attends Viva Tech startup and technology gathering at the Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on May 24, 2018 in Paris, France.

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On Wednesday, Facebook appointed a privacy manager to oversee the privacy program after the $ 5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

The company said it nominated long-time Facebook executive Michel Protti for the post. In that role, Protti will lead the Facebook privacy program and be required to "independently submit the FTC's quarterly certifications that the company is in compliance with the privacy program."

Part of the FTC agreement required Facebook to create an independent privacy committee and put compliance officers in place.

"Any false certification will subject them to individual civil and criminal fines," the FTC said in Wednesday's conciliation notice.

Protti's nomination must be approved by Facebook's new Privacy Committee, as required by the FTC Agreement, and only the Committee may remove it. The committee will be exhibited within 1

20 days, a spokesperson for Facebook told CNBC. The spokesman refused to say if there would be other compliance officers besides Protti.

Protti was formerly Facebook's vice president of product marketing in partnership. He has been with the company since December 2013, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Flanking Protti will be Delfina Eberly, who will lead the audit and oversight of privacy programs, and Vladimir Fedorov, who will lead the privacy statement across Facebook's product and engineering team. Eberly was former Vice President of Infrastructure while Fedorov was Vice President of Engineering.

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