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Facebook has hired lawyer Tim Muris, a former senior regulator in the Bush administration, to defend its privacy policies against government scrutiny.
According to the Financial Times, Muris has been appointed while the regulatory agency Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is examining complaints that have been made against the social network on the grounds of privacy. Formerly a chairman of the FTC, Muris is now a lawyer at law firm O'Melveny & Myers.