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Social networking site Facebook launches user friendly privacy policy

 The social networking site Facebook launched much clearer and user-friendly privacy policy—down to 2,700 words from more than 9,000 earlier.


Social networking site Facebook launches user friendly privacy policy

 Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

New York: The social networking site Facebook launched much clearer and user-friendly privacy policy—down to 2,700 words from more than 9,000 earlier.

With this, a feature called Privacy Basics has also been launched by Facebook. It features an animated guide to control what others see about you, how others can interact with you and what you see.

Questions such as, “What kind of information do we collect?” or “How can I manage and delete information about me?” are included in the new set of privacy policy.

"Our goal is to make the information about Facebook as clear as possible. Our hope is that it will not take long for people to read through this and really get it," Erin Egan, Facebook’s chief privacy officer, was quoted as having said in a Wall Street Journal report.

The answers to those questions are arranged in bullet lists.

The update also includes information on how Facebook uses payment data, noting that the company collects information on each purchase, as well as credit card data, account authentication information, billing, shipping, and contact information, the report added.

The comments from the users are invited for a week. After reviewing the comments, a final version of the user-friendly privacy policy will be released by the social networking site, that will be in effect from next month.

(With Agency inputs)

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