29 Nov '11, 8pm

Facebook Downplays Significance Of FTC Privacy Settlement

Facebook Downplays Significance Of FTC Privacy Settlement

Facebook and the US Federal Trade Commission announced their formal privacy settlement today. Facebook and the federal agency each put their spin on it, with Facebook saying it was very similar to “agreements” previously reached with Google and Twitter: Recently, the US Federal Trade Commission established agreements with Google and Twitter that are helping to shape new privacy standards for our industry. Today, the FTC announced a similar agreement with Facebook. These agreements create a framework for how companies should approach privacy in the United States and around the world. For Facebook, this means we’re making a clear and formal long-term commitment to do the things we’ve always tried to do and planned to keep doing — giving you tools to control who can see your information and then making sure only those people you intend can see it For its part the FTC characte...

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Comments

  1. 09 Dec '11, 3am

    This is nothing but a very small victory in the outgoing war of keeping our online data secure.
    I would have preffered to see the FTC give a way larger fine to Facebook for all of their "accidents" on privacy!
    http://www.vectorash.ro/facebook-settles-with-ftc/

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