Facebook Re-do 'Privacy Policy' For Regular Users

Today, Facebook has decided to address some key concerns with its privacy policy. Previously, users would complain that the Facebook privacy policy was just a huge block of text with too many legal terms that they couldn't understand. Now, Facebook has decided to implement a new look and feel and came up with a few […]

Today, Facebook has decided to address some key concerns with its privacy policy. Previously, users would complain that the Facebook privacy policy was just a huge block of text with too many legal terms that they couldn't understand. Now, Facebook has decided to implement a new look and feel and came up with a few basic principles:

  • First, it should be easy to understand, even when the concepts are complicated, or it is of no use to anyone.
  • Second, it should be visual and interactive, because that's the way people use the web today.
  • And third, it should focus on the questions people who use Facebook are most likely to ask, because that makes it relevant.

In a statement, the company said many websites'; privacy policies are challenging for people to understand because they are often written for regulators and privacy advocates, not the majority of people who actually use those websites. We agree that privacy policies can and should be more easily understood, and that inspired us to try something different.

Facebook privacy policy

"So today, we're giving a look at their first attempt on what a privacy policy written for you could look like. You can check it here. It's important to note that this draft is outside of even regular process of notice and comment. Because we're tackling a challenge that matters to so many people -- and doing it in a way that's so different from what we've done before -- we're giving you a look even earlier in the process. If people like what we've, we'll put it through our regular notice and comment process at a later date.

Finally, we've tried not to change the substance of the policy but, in our effort to simplify, we've added some new things that were elsewhere on the site (like our help center) and have made some other concepts clearer. You can see some comparison visuals here and an overview of the concepts here,” Facebook said.

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