Snap Inc. has hired Jacqueline Beauchere, the current chief online safety officer at Microsoft, to be its first-ever global head of platform safety, a spokesperson tells Axios.
Why it matters: The move reflects a growing effort by Snapchat to invest in more initiatives that focus on user safety and wellbeing.
Details: In her new role, Beauchere will oversee all of Snapchat's efforts around safety. She will also help advise on the development of new policies and guidelines, features and tools around safety and well-being, per a spokesperson.
Catch up quick: Beauchere has long been an online safety advocate, having sat on numerous boards that represent child safety and cyber safety in the technology industry. She previously served as Microsoft’s representative to the Family Online Safety Institute and the National Cyber Security Alliance, among others.
The big picture: She's part of a growing list of senior executives that Snapchat has poached from its Big Tech competitors recently.