Friday, November 11, 2011

Facebook and U.S. officials negotiate enhanced privacy

    Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are negotiating an agreement that prevents the leader of the social portals to publicize private data from users without the appropriate authorization.

Should a deal go ahead, Facebook agrees to permit, for the next 20 years, conducting audits of systems that protect the privacy of users.

According to The New York Times, the agreement also includes a clause that prevents the leader of the social portals publishing data and content that were exchanged in private, without proper authorization of users.

In contrast, the agreement eliminates the Facebook request authorization of users on the participation of all systems to share data and information in the portal.

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