Facebook has hired former Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson as head of its global privacy and secret keeping team.

The 42-year-old politician former UK Defence Secretary, and chief secret keeper, joins Nick Clegg at the social media giant and will spearhead the organisations privacy and secret keeping capabilities.

“Obviously Gavin held all kind of security clearances and is obviously really trustworthy and dead good at keeping secrets, so who else to advise us on revamping our privacy policy.” Mark Zuckerburg told The Rochdale Herald. 

The appointment follows Facebook’s decision to hire Sir Nick Clegg to improve their relations with students and young people around the world.

“If you can’t trust a politician to be discrete then who can you trust?”

He will start work on Monday and will spend a week at the company’s Menlo Park headquarters, before moving to California with his family permanently in the new year.