Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Open Letter to Facebook: More Privacy Improvements Needed

Via EFF -

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the ACLU of Northern California, and a coalition of privacy groups are urging Facebook to give users true control over their personal data by taking six critical steps to protect members' information.

In an open letter sent to CEO Mark Zuckerberg today, the coalition asks Facebook to close its "app gap" and allow users to decide which applications can access their personal data. The group also asks Facebook to make "instant personalization" an opt-in service and use an HTTPS connection for all interactions by default, among other steps.

"Facebook continues to push its users into more and more public sharing -- sharing that it's not at all clear members want or fully understand," said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kevin Bankston. "We're calling on Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to respect their members and give them the information and the tools they need for true control."


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