Lawsuit Alleges Ex-Twitter Executive Was Terminated for Highlighting Security Concerns – Security Incidents Raised

Alan Rosa, a former executive at Twitter, now referred to as X Corp, has filed a lawsuit alleging that he was terminated after Elon Musk acquired the company. The reason for his objection was due to budget cuts that would prevent the company from complying with a US government settlement regarding its security practices. The lawsuit, filed in New Jersey federal court, includes claims of breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, and more. X Corp has not yet provided a response to the lawsuit. Late last year, Rosa claims that he was instructed to reduce his department’s physical security budget by 50% and to shut down software used for sharing information with law enforcement agencies globally. Rosa opposed these cuts as it would have put Twitter at risk of violating a $150 million settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The settlement required Twitter to implement privacy and information security controls. According to the lawsuit, Rosa was fired shortly after raising his concerns. He is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, as well as legal fees. Since Musk’s acquisition of the company, X Corp has faced multiple lawsuits from former employees and executives. These lawsuits allege various claims, including failure to pay severance, discrimination against older employees, women, and workers with disabilities, and failure to provide notice of mass layoffs. X Corp has denied any wrongdoing.

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