August 24th, 2012
Google Hires for Privacy Red Team
By Alastair Stevenson
Google has begun hiring for a crack team of data experts to help resolve privacy complaints, following the $22.5m fine it had to pay the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after issues relating to the Safari browser.
News that the search giant is recruiting a new privacy division codenamed “red team” broke on Wednesday when Google posted a job ad looking for data engineers.
“As a data privacy engineer at Google you will help ensure that our products are designed to the highest standards and are operated in a manner that protects the privacy of our users,” read the job post.
“Specifically, you will work as a member of our Privacy Red Team to independently identify, research and help resolve potential privacy risks across all of our products, services and business processes in place today.”