Cardozo announced his new position on Facebook saying,
After six and a half years at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), I’ll be leaving at the end of next week. I’m incredibly sad to be leaving such a great organization and I’ll miss my colleagues with all my heart.
If you know me at all, you’ll know this isn’t a move I’d make lightly. After the privacy beating Facebook’s taken over the last year, I was skeptical too. But the privacy team I’ll be joining knows me well, and knows exactly how I feel about tech policy, privacy, and encrypted messaging. And that’s who they want at managing privacy at WhatsApp. I couldn’t pass up that opportunity.
It’s going to be an enormous challenge professionally but I’m ready for it
Cardozo isn’t the only privacy advocate Facebook has hired. Robyn Greene, a senior policy counsel and government affairs lead at the Open Technology Institute, is also joining the company. She announced the move on Twitter,
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