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Facebook Gives its Privacy Policy a Facelift

ONLINE PRIVACY

March 2, 2011

On Friday, Facebook asked users of the site to look at and comment on a newly-formatted privacy policy aimed at making the policy easier for users to understand, reports The New York Times. The policy itself hasn't changed, though the company says the new format resulted in more complete explanations of some of its policies. Facebook has incorporated elements such as FAQs and visuals and included privacy policy information in its help center. The facelift comes after waves of criticism over the site's user privacy controls and transparency as to how users' information is being used and shared. If users approve of the new format, it will move to a standard notice and comment process for policy changes, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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