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Kevin Martin, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and now interim head of US policy for Facebook
Facebook is scrambling for leadership in the wake of increasing regulatory scrutiny following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
"Kevin will be the US Interim Relationship Officer, while Erin Egan will focus on her extended responsibilities as Chief Privacy Officer."
The Executive Shuffle follows a tough period for the company with revelations that Facebook data is harvested by a developer before they were forwarded to the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. It was followed by a political and regulatory review, in which the Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg was forced to appear before US legislators.
At the same time, the EU legislature has asked Zuckerberg to testify on the continent, and Facebook is implementing changes it seeks to comply with a massive new data protection law that will come into force on May 25, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ,
Martin will report to Joel Kaplan, Vice President of Global Public Policy. Kaplan and Martin worked together during the presidential campaign of George Bush and Dick Cheney in 2000 and under the subsequent government.
Facebook has hired Martin 2015 as Vice President for Mobile and Global Access Policy. Previously, he was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).