Meta board approves personal security for outgoing executive Sheryl Sandberg

Former COO of Meta Sheryl Sandberg has officially resigned from his post in August, but the company will continue to pay for his personal security until 2023, citing “continuing threats to his security.”

However, the company did not specify the threats that Sandberg, one of the most powerful silicon valley womenfaces.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Meta, attends the annual Allen and Co. Sun Valley Media Conference, in Sun Valley, Idaho, USA on July 6, 2022. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo/Fox News)

Meta said that from October 1 through June 30, 2023, she will continue to pay for security services at Sandberg residences and when on personal business.

Sandberg, a close associate of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerbergsaid in June that she would be leaving the social media giant after 14 years of service when she ran the company’s oft-criticized advertising-based business model.

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“To sit alongside Mark for these 14 years has been the honor and privilege of a lifetime,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post announcing her resignation in June. “Mark is a true visionary and caring leader. He sometimes says we grew together, and we did.”

Under Sandbergthe company was also rocked by revelations in 2018 that UK consultancy Cambridge Analytica had improperly acquired data on millions of its US users to target election advertising.

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In the same year, UN human rights investigators said the use of Facebook had played a key role in spreading hate speech that fueled violence against the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

Sandberg will no longer be an employee after Sept. 30 but will remain on Meta’s board and receive compensation as a non-employee director, the Facebook owner said in a regulatory filing.

Previously, Meta spent heavily on the security of its senior executives. In April, the company disclosed that it paid $26.8 million for security details and Zuckerberg’s private plane. Sandberg’s estimated total security details are unknown.

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Reuters contributed to this post.

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