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Regulators, Advocates React to Data Use Changes

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November 26, 2012

Proposed changes to Facebook’s data use policy have some regulators and privacy advocates concerned about potential privacy violations, The Washington Post reports. Announced last Wednesday, the changes would include a plan to share data with affiliates such as Instagram, instituting “new filters for managing incoming messages” and ending the user voting system for policy changes. Ireland Deputy Data Protection Commissioner Gary Davis has “expressed confidence” the company will give European users the right to approve or deny affiliate data sharing. Davis said, “We expect Facebook to be reverting (to previous policies) on these issues.” At least two privacy advocacy groups are expected to file a complaint with the FTC over the proposed changes. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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