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Facebook to change user data policy

PTI  New Delhi, August 30, 2013
First Published: 23:37 IST(30/8/2013) | Last Updated: 23:49 IST(30/8/2013)

Facebook has proposed “updates” to its privacy policies that explain how the social networking giant would use personal data of about 1.2 billion users to deliver advertising and other personalised services.


The updates are proposed as part of a settlement in a US court case. The website has revised its two key documents - Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities - to explain how a user’s name, profile picture and content may be used in connection with commercial content.

The updates now say: “You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served.” The earlier policy line, “you can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial”, has been removed.

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