Some lawmakers have raised concerns about privacy issues with the site’s expansion.
San Francisco – (WiredPRNews.com) – Some federal lawmakers have expressed concerns about privacy issues with Facebook’s plans for expansion. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), four senators stated this week that the social networking site should find more avenues for privacy protection of users.
As noted in the report, the Federal Trade Commission has begun probing practices of the site and others regarding data collection. Facebook recently announced plans for expansion that would allow information from other sites to be shared with users in one’s network. The site has stated that personal information will not be shared to websites that use the plug-in feature; however, some like Sen. Charles Schumer suggest privacy issues will still be a factor.
Schumer is quoted by the AP as stating of the issue, “They have sort of assumed all their users want their information to be given far and wide, which is a false assumption.”
Jessica Rich, deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, is further quoted in the report as stating of the agency’s plans on the matter, “Our plan is to develop a framework that social networks and others will use to guide their data collection, use, and sharing practices.”
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