Privacy, Free Expression And The Facebook Standard. 45 Privacy Changes Facebook Will Make To Comply With Data Protection Law. In 2012, Facebook will be making 45 privacy-related changes to comply with the recommendations of an audit by Ireland’s Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) released today.
Below I’ve compiled a roadmap of all the changes Facebook will implement based on the the 149 pages of DPC recommendations and how the social network says it will address them. First, read my analysis of the audit’s findings from this morning. It explains why these changes won’t seriously interfere with Facebook’s business model or product development. That’s very good news for Facebook. Still, complying with the audit’s recommendations could prevent the company from building a huge stockpile of historical data for some unknown later use. The changes mostly deal with how long Facebook retains data, and how people are educated about Facebook’s usage of that data.
Here are the 45 changes Facebook will implement and their due dates: Privacy and Data Use Policy Advertising Use of User Data Access Requests Security. How FB is Redefining Privacy. Facebook lobbied to kill bill aimed at social media. By Jon Swartz, USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO — Just as it seeks to influence lawmaking in Washington, Facebook has moved into California's state capital to protect its interests.
And despite hiring its first lobbyist in Sacramento only seven months ago, Facebook already has flexed its muscle there. The company spent more than $6,600 lobbying California officials to kill a proposed Social Networking Privacy Act, which would impose civil penalties on social networks displaying home addresses and phone numbers of users under 18 years old, according to disclosures filed with the California secretary of State. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, in February and passed by the Senate in April before ultimately meeting opposition, and dying, in the State Assembly. "I was shocked it was defeated and am determined to try again," Corbett says. The Apologies of Zuckerberg: A Restrospective - Liz Gannes - Social. At this point, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s pattern on privacy is clear.
Launch new stuff that pushes the boundaries of what people consider comfortable. Apologize and assure users that they control their information, but rarely pull back entirely, and usually reintroduce similar features at a later date when people seem more ready for it. Of the 25 posts Zuckerberg has published on Facebook’s corporate blog in the past five years — including today’s acknowledging a long-term privacy settlement with the FTC — I count 10 that were written to address complaints.
(The rest are his personal celebrations of milestones and new products.) Here’s a trip down memory lane, looking back at Zuckerberg’s apologies for upsetting users — usually about privacy. There are some common themes. Most of all, Zuckerberg seems to take pride in offering an explicit, earnest apology, but doesn’t actually admit he was wrong, just that he’s sorry for how things were rolled out or perceived.
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