Friday, August 30, 2013

FYI: News from Facebook (data use policy change notice August 2013)

FYI: - Facebook News.  Data use policy change and other proposed changes.

We got an interesting email from Facebook today.  
At first this looks like a spam or phishing email. It's from the Chief Privacy Officer, but no return address, phone number or address for the corporation.
After checking the "from address" on the email and validating the info on the the Facebook corporate page I realized it wasn't spam.

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Facebook <notification+***************@face*******>
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2013 6:29 PM
Subject: News from Facebook

News from Facebook
Hi J*******,
We're writing to let you know that we are proposing updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. These two documents tell you about how we collect and use data, and the rules that apply when you choose to use Facebook. Our goal with these updates is to make our practices more clear.
We update these documents from time to time to make sure we keep you posted about the latest things you can do with Facebook. This email describes the key changes we've proposed and directs you to places where you can learn more.
What's being updated and why?
Both documents have new language to help you better understand:

  • How advertising works on Facebook
  • What to expect when it comes to using your name, profile picture, content and personal info with ads or commercial content
  • How to control or remove apps you've used
  • What data you're sharing with mobile devices
Like always, we won't share the private information that you put on Facebook with advertisers without your permission.
What should you do and when will the updates happen?
You can review all the updates on our Site Governance page's Documents tab and over the next seven days leave comments on that page to give us feedback. Please take some time to read through everything and let us know what you think. If your comments lead to more updates, we'll post those on the Site Governance page, too.
To stay up to date on similar topics, please like our Site Governance and Privacy pages. And, if you want to learn more about how we show you interesting, relevant ads, or how cookies and similar technologies help us do so, please visit our Ads and Cookies pages. We hope you find these resources helpful.
Best regards,
Erin Egan
Chief Privacy Officer

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