Facebook Finalizes Controversial Privacy Policy Changes

Law360, Washington (November 15, 2013, 9:07 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. finalized on Friday changes to the way it collects, uses and shares user data, leaving its updated policies largely unchanged from the draft versions despite significant backlash from users, privacy advocates and lawmakers.

According to Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan, user feedback on draft versions of Facebook's updated data use policy and statement of rights and responsibilities had revealed that despite what the company believed to be improvements in how it explains its policies, it could go further in providing users clarity. The company...
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