Site Governance Vote
YET AGAIN??? In my previous post, Facebook Updates Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights & Responsibilities, I raised the question of sincerity:
“Did Facebook really want your input?”
Now, again, the question is pertinent to consider.
Elliott Schrage, VP Communications, Public Policy and Marketing, thanks folks for feedback and states that they further clarified policies based on the feedback. Yet, just as one must always do, paying careful attention to nuance is essential. In response to concerns, he states, “We’ve revised this proposal to make it clear that the sharing of information among our affiliates is and will be done in compliance with all applicable laws, and where additional consent of our users is required, we will obtain it.”
Pay full attention to the implications of his statement. If compliance with law requires it, they will comply. However, if the law doesn’t require it, checking preferences with members of Facebook is not part of their policy - as he says - “... where additional consent of our users is required, we will obtain it.”
|date:||Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 10:37 AM|
|subject:||Our Global Site Governance Vote|
"Facebook, Inc. and Facebook Ireland Ltd., which together operate the Facebook service worldwide, recently posted some proposed updates to our Data Use Policy and our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities for your review and feedback. Those updates provided more detailed information about our practices, reflected changes to our products, and modified how we conduct our site governance process.
The period for submitting your comments has ended, but you can still provide feedback on those proposals by taking part in our site governance vote. To learn more about our proposed updates (which include additional clarifications based on your comments) and the vote, please visit our Site Governance Page. Voting will end on December 10, 2012 at 12 PM (PST) / December 10, 2012 at 8 PM (GMT). We encourage you to review and vote on the proposed versions of our governance documents.
Thank you for your feedback and participation in this process.
Your timeline: You have settings that help you design how your timeline will appear to others, like hiding things from your timeline. Remember that this only impacts whether those things are visible on your timeline. Those posts are still visible elsewhere, like in news feed, on other people's timelines, or in search results. You can delete your own posts from your timeline or activity log, or ask someone else to delete a post you're tagged in."
Above from Facebook email ...
Comments on my first post included one from Fred Griffin of Tallahassee, FL who said, “The Email was a ruse to placate Government regulators. I suggest that people keep a "minimal profile" on Facebook. Don't post anything that you don't want made Public.” Fred’s comments resonated with me then and again now when I received the follow-up email today.
Do you believe that Facebook is concerned with the feedback it requests or is it just a compliance measure?
Please answer in your comments.
I would love to hear your opinions.
Have a happy day -