Twitter boss Elon Musk told employees on Thursday that he intends to fully comply with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements of the company. The departure of three top Twitter executives responsible for privacy, information security, and compliance has led to doubts about whether Musk will abide by Twitter’s previous settlement with the FTC.
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A lawyer for Twitter’s privacy team revealed that he had heard Musk’s personal lawyer, Alex Spiro, now Twitter’s legal director, said that Musk was willing to take huge risks for Twitter and its users, because “Musk sent a rocket into space, and he’s not afraid of the FTC.”
In response, Musk and Spiro sent separate emails to Twitter employees explaining their positions. “I want to stress again that Twitter will make every effort to comply with the terms and spirit of the FTC consent order,” Musk said. “Any information you read to the contrary is absolutely false. Twitter will also abide by the conditions in which it operates. any other government regulatory matters.”
Spiro said the company had a constructive dialogue with the FTC. “We discussed our continuing obligations with the FTC today and have had a constructive and ongoing dialogue,” he said in the email. Spiro added that the FTC’s first compliance check on Twitter is “coming soon” and “we’ll deal with it.”
Earlier on Thursday, following the departure of three of Twitter’s top executives, an FTC spokesman said the agency was “closely monitoring developments at Twitter,” saying “no CEO or business is above the law, and businesses must abide by it.” Our consent order”.