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Facebook accesses ‘deleted’ data, claims ex-employee now suing Meta for $3 million

Brennan Lawson, a former content screener at Facebook, says that it can access deleted user messages and data in his $3 million suit against Meta

What's happening? Former Facebook employee, Brennan Lawson, sued the social media giant's parent company, Meta Platforms, in California on July 6, for allegedly unfairly terminating his employment, Bloomberg reported. As per the court filing, he says he was fired for raising concerns about an invasive tool that he claims allows Facebook to retrieve and access deleted messages. Why was Lawson removed? According to Lawson's suit, a company policy change introduced in 2018 gave Facebook's Global Escalation team unrestricted access to users' deleted messenger data. Lawson, who used to work as a content screener at Facebook, has questioned its legal basis since then. He claimed that he was on "shaky ground" after he began speaking out against the new protocol at meetings and feared losing his job because of it. In 2019, Lawson was fired for "improper usage of a Facebook…

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