More than words required to restore public faith in Facebook

Sheryl Sandberg said all the right things as she brought her global charm offensive to Dublin, but questions – and legal issues – about data protection won’t go away for the social media giant

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
27th January, 2019
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook Picture: Fergal Phillips

She announced 1,000 new jobs to be filled by the social network in Dublin by the end of 2019, bringing the total here to 5,000. She announced a €1 million donation to the National Anti Bullying Campaign, and met with teachers in Dublin to discuss measures to help them work with students.

She did not announce that on the same morning she gave her address, Facebook’s appeal to halt a referral to the European Court of Justice (ECJ)...

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