Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy InitiativeBy: Josh Wolford - April 15, 2013
Facebook, who is always fighting an uphill battle to when it comes to privacy and users’ trust, has just announced a joint initiative with the National Association of Attorneys General that they say will “provide teens and their parents with tools and tips to manage their privacy and visibility both on Facebook and more broadly on the Internet.”
The consumer safety education initiative will see Facebook and the NAAG partner for a series of instructional videos and other privacy tips.
For instance, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will be featured in 19 different state-specific PSAs. She will stand alongside 19 state Attorneys General in the videos, which will be released on Tuesday.
“At Facebook, we work hard to make sure people understand how to control their information and stay safe online. We’re always looking for new partners in that endeavor – that’s why we’re thrilled to collaborate with the National Association of Attorneys General,” said Sandberg.
The privacy education initiative will also consists of a “What you Can Do to Control Your Information” video that will look to provide basic tips on Facebook privacy, bully prevention, and internet safety in general. Facebook will also provide a new privacy tip sheet. At of this info will be posted on Facebook’s Safety page, as well as the official websites and pages of all the Attorneys General.
“Teenagers and adults should know there are tools to help protect their online privacy when they go on Facebook and other digital platforms,” Gansler said. “We hope this campaign will encourage consumers to closely manage their privacy and these tools and tips will help provide a safer online experience. Of course, attorneys general will continue to actively protect consumers’ online privacy as well,” said NAAG President and Maryland AG Douglas Gansler.