Privacy Groups Ask FTC To Halt Facebook Policy Changes

Law360, New York (September 5, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A group of consumer privacy advocates on Wednesday in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission said that proposed changes to Facebook Inc.’s data use policies would allow the company to use website members’ images and names for commercial advertising without consent.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, the Center for Digital Democracy, Consumer Watchdog, Patient Privacy Rights, U.S. PIRG and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse also said in the letter that Facebook’s proposed changes, announced last week, violate the company’s current policies and Facebook's 2011 settlement with the...
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