Jobs with "Privacy" in title at Facebook grew 383% since April

7 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in News
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In April, Mark Zuckerberg testified before a joint hearing of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees to discuss how Facebook ($NASDAQ:FB) handles its users' data. At the time, internet privacy was top of mind after stories circulated that showed how third parties were gaining access to Facebook users' private data and using it for nefarious purposes.

According to job listings trends that we track via Facebook's careers site, it was at that exact moment that Facebook began an aggressive hiring spree for professionals who could help the social network monitor and protect its users' private data. Here's the upshot: The number of jobs with the word "Privacy" in their titles spiked from 12 on April 10 (the same day Zuckerberg first appeared in front of the Senate) to 46 on September 26, a jump of 383%.

As of today, the number of "Privacy" jobs at Facebook sits at a still-healthy 29.

Job titles range from "Lead Counsel, Privacy", to "Data Protection Manager, Privacy", to a "Privacy Policy Manager" that would sit in Washington, DC.

Of the 29 openings today, "Privacy Policy Manager" is the most common, with 4 such listings. As for where the positions will sit, 18 will be located in Facebook's Menlo Park facility, 4 will work in Washington, DC, and 3 will be placed in London.


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Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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