Snap Inc has announced that longtime online safety advocate Jacqueline Beauchere will be joining the company as its first global head of platform safety.
Beauchere joins from Microsoft Corporation, where she served as that company’s chief online safety officer, overseeing all aspects of the company’s online safety strategy.
In addition to her role at Microsoft, Beauchere currently represents the technology industry as the international policy board member of the WeProtect Global Alliance, launched by the U.K. government in 2015.
Beauchere is a member of INHOPE’s Advisory Board, and serves on the international steering committee of the anti-hate and anti-bullying initiative, the Power of Zero.
She has previously served as Microsoft’s representative to the national cyber security alliance, the technology coalition, and the family online safety institute, among others.
Last month, the UK government awarded Beauchere a prestigious honour as a member to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of her decades-long work on child online protection and more recently her contributions to combatting terrorism and violent extremism in the digital space primary through the global internet forum to Counter Terrorism.
In her new role at Snap, Beauchere will oversee all efforts to raise awareness of and continue to strengthen Snap’s approach to safety, help advise on the development of policies and guidelines, and additional initiatives, features and tools that can further support the safety and wellbeing of Snapchatters.
She will report to Snap VP of global policy Jennifer Stout, and work closely with Snap’s platform policy, trust and safety, platform integrity, product and engineering teams, among others.
Jennifer Stout, said: “Snapchat is a place to connect with your close friends and loved ones. The safety of our Australian community has always been of paramount importance to us and has directly formed the app’s architecture, our product design decisions, our policies, and our enforcement efforts.
“We are committed to helping parents, stakeholders and advocates understand how young people experience our products and how we approach critical issues around safety and trust.
“There is no one better suited to help us accomplish this than Jacqueline, and this work will only become more important as we deepen our focus into augmented reality and the future of computing.”
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