Facebook Follows Suit, Commits To California User Privacy InitiativeBy: Josh Wolford - June 22, 2012
Facebook has become the seventh company to sign California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Joint Statement of Principles, which means that Facebook is on board to officially require app developers to “conspicuously” display privacy policies in apps used by Facebook users.
In a letter to the AG’s office, Facebook’s Erin Egan pointed to the newly released Facebook App Center in saying that they were “guided by the principles contained in the Joint Statement.”
“We are committed to building transparency, control, and accountability into all of our products, and we believe that the App Center empowers users to learn about the policies that will apply to data collected when they use mobile apps included in the Facebook App Center and to make informed choices about which apps they wish to use,” said Egan.
Facebook concluded that they hope the AG will consider them a signatory to the Joint Statement.
Facebook follows Apple, Amazon, Google, HP, Microsoft, and RIM in big-name companies to sign the Statement.