By Gautham Nagesh - 09/13/11 02:43 PM EDT
Facebook announced three additions to its public policy team on Tuesday as the social-media giant continues to expand its Washington presence ahead of the upcoming debate on comprehensive privacy legislation.
The firm said Erin Egan will join its Washington office as director of privacy and senior policy adviser in mid-October. Egan is currently a partner and co-chairwoman of law firm Covington & Burling's global privacy and data security group.
Also joining the Washington office will be Louisa Terrell, who will start as director of public policy next month. Terrell previously helped develop and guide President Obama's legislative agenda in the Senate as White House special assistant to the president for legislative affairs.
Additionally, Facebook added Erika Mann to lead its new Brussels office and serve as chief spokeswoman to European Union institutions. Shre previously represented the Computer and Communications Industry Association in Europe, and spent 15 years in the European Parliament representing the German state of Lower Saxony.