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Facebook Privacy IT Your Rights Online

Facebook Changes Privacy Policies, Scraps User Voting 119

Posted by samzenpus
from the read-it-and-weep dept.
Orome1 writes "The voting period for the proposed changes to Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy has ended on Monday, and despite the email sent out to the users asking them to review the changes and cast their vote, less than one percent of all users have done so. 'An external auditor has reviewed and confirmed the final results. Of the 668,872 people who voted, 589,141 recommended we keep our existing SRR and Data Use Policy,' stated Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president of communications, public policy, and marketing. Still, that is not nearly enough to prevent the proposed changes — as required by Facebook, at least 30 percent of the users should have voted against them in order to keep the previous versions of the policies. Schrage pointed out that that the whole experience illustrated the clear value of Facebook's notice and comment process."
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Facebook Changes Privacy Policies, Scraps User Voting

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  • Re:haha (Score:4, Interesting)

    by TWX (665546) on Wednesday December 12, 2012 @10:42PM (#42268735)
    If they really cared, they could simply prompt two or three times, then deny functionality of key features of the site until the user has voted or until enough votes have been cast or enough time has past that the ballot is closed.

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