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Facebook Unveils “Ask Our CPO” Feature

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January 29, 2013

As a replacement for its now defunct user voting policy and to “enable you to send us your questions, concerns and feedback about privacy,” Facebook has launched a new “Ask Our CPO” feature, TechCrunch reports. Facebook CPO Erin Egan answered three of the most common questions in a blog post. “We’ve built a comprehensive privacy program that helps us take a systematic approach to privacy,” she wrote in answer to whether the company thinks about privacy when designing new products. Egan also stated the company does not sell users’ private information to advertisers. “We use the things you do and share on Facebook, including demographics, likes and interests to show ads that are more relevant to you,” she wrote. Editor’s Note: As part of our Conversations in Privacy series, Egan will be joined by Facebook Associate General Counsel Edward Palmieri, CIPP/US, and Future of Privacy Forum Director Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US, in the breakout session Facebook and Your Organization—What Every CPO Should Know at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
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