Check out Facebook’s New Privacy Policy and Stop Complaining

Facebook has just released the changes to their privacy policy, and it’s has one huge very noticeable change: it’s called a Data Use Policy, which basically says it all.  Basically, they’ve admitted that they are now basically a Data-Sharing company and that their biggest asset is what their users do on Facebook.

 Today, we’re letting you know of some changes we propose for the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, an important document that describes our relationship with users and others who interact with Facebook. Many of the changes are administrative (for instance, replacing references to our “Privacy Policy” with “Data Use Policy”) and others make our practices and policies more clear.

Their new policy changes make it clear that they are engaged in extreme levels of sharing, from links, videos, photo and this could be huge to anyone who wants to target users.

I am always concerned about the erosion of privacy over the Internet, but at the same time really wonder about those who complain that Facebook is “invading” their privacy. Seriously, despite the fact that there are tons of people who think they can’t live without Facebook and somehow that Facebook is intruding on their personal lives. The reason that Facebook has a privacy policy is simple: to let you know what they are doing, so you can make an educated decision.

Frankly, we all know that people wont really read the policy – but that is no excuse. If you sign up to Facebook, you need to accept that your data will be shared, and you have no expectation of privacy. For goodness sake, it’s a social network, specifically made for sharing of information. If you wanted privacy, you shouldn’t have joined in the first place.

Pesach Lattin
Pesach Lattin
Pesach "Pace" Lattin is one of the top experts in interactive advertising, affiliate marketing. Pace Lattin is known for his dedication to ethics in marketing, and focus on compliance and fraud in the industry, and has written numerous articles for publications from MediaPost, ClickZ, ADOTAS and his own blogs.

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