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August 30, 2013

Facebook Proposing Updates to their Data Policy!

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Today I and several million other Facebook users would have received this email. If not don’t worry yours will be in your email box soon. The reason i’m posting this is the wording they use. First sentence reads “we are proposing updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” . Then further down the wording changes to “ What’s being updated and why?”.

So we go from Proposing to Updated!

Then even further down is not if you agree or not but,  Please take some time to read through everything and let us know what you think. If your comments lead to more updates, we’ll post those on the Site Governance page, too.
In other words it’s not what Facebook is proposing but what they’re changing and if you have any concerns then they will be address in the next update…if warranted!

Hi David,

We’re writing to let you know that we are proposing updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. These two documents tell you about how we collect and use data, and the rules that apply when you choose to use Facebook. Our goal with these updates is to make our practices more clear.

We update these documents from time to time to make sure we keep you posted about the latest things you can do with Facebook. This email describes the key changes we’ve proposed and directs you to places where you can learn more.
What’s being updated and why?
Both documents have new language to help you better understand:
  • How advertising works on Facebook
  • What to expect when it comes to using your name, profile picture, content and personal info with ads or commercial content
  • How to control or remove apps you’ve used
  • What data you’re sharing with mobile devices
Like always, we won’t share the private information that you put on Facebook with advertisers without your permission.
What should you do and when will the updates happen?
You can review all the updates on our Site Governance page’s Documents tab and over the next seven days leave comments on that page to give us feedback. Please take some time to read through everything and let us know what you think. If your comments lead to more updates, we’ll post those on the Site Governance page, too.
To stay up to date on similar topics, please like our Site Governance and Privacy pages. And, if you want to learn more about how we show you interesting, relevant ads, or how cookies and similar technologies help us do so, please visit ourAdverts and Cookies pages. We hope you find these resources helpful.
Best regards,
Erin Egan
Chief Privacy Officer
Facebook

 

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini