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Facebook Privacy Policy Gets “Re-imagined”

Facebook Aims to Simplify Privacy Policy Language and Interface

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Facebook announced today that it has started a new version of its privacy policy to make it easier to understand. I could’ve swore they did that before, but now they’re going even further. This one is relying on user feedback before the company even considers implementing it. Facebook says if users like it, they’ll consider making it the official policy. 

This is an "attempt on what a privacy policy written for you could look like," Facebok says. 

"It’s important to note that this draft is outside of even our regular process of notice and comment," the company said in a note. "Because we’re tackling a challenge that matters to so many people — and doing it in a way that is so different from what we’ve done before —  we’re giving you a look even earlier in the process. If people like what we have, we’ll put it through our regular notice and comment process at a later date."

"Finally, we’ve tried not to change the substance of the policy but, in our effort to simplify, we have added some new things that were elsewhere on the site (like our help center) and have made some other concepts clearer," the noted added. 

Facebook says the new policy should be easy to understand, visual and interactive, and should focus on questions people are most likely to ask. 

Facebook Privacy Policy Gets A Makeover

The company says it plans on "more innovations" with regards to privacy in the coming months, but would not get into specifics.

Facebook Privacy Policy Gets “Re-imagined”
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  • http://www.yahoo.com/ Alfreda Perry

    I hope no one is actually surprised to know Facebook is selling personal information. It’s all about the mighty dollar which some of us are fortunate to have and some unfortunate others do not. If you fall under the fortunate you have seen changes to the economy for a long time and most likely have become blinded to the rights and wrongs –doing whatever it takes to make your money grow. I can’t be mad at you folks! Then there are the unfortunates who are on a daily treadmill trying to make ends meet, living from check to check. You see, sometimes when those fortunates get the taste of money, their whole character changes and they never look back–never reach back. Greed forms slowly but surely sand that is what has happened here. I’ve been locked out of my Facebook account for nearly two weeks. I have contacted Facebook support on so many occasions I can’t begin to count–like breaking into Fort Knox–except this is mine!! Now I find they are selling my information. What I would like to know is what is next?