Sandy Parakilas, who has claimed covert harvesting was routine at the social network, is appearing before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

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Sandy Parakilas, former platform operations manager at Facebook, is appearing before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee this afternoon, after the Guardian published an interview with him yesterday in which he said the covert harvesting of data was routine at the social network.

Parakilas, who is due to give evidence via videolink from 3pm, was responsible at Facebook for policing data breaches by third-party software developers between 2011 and 2012.

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