Friday, December 07, 2012

Current Facebook Vote on Data Use Policy

The Financial Post has posted an article on the current Facebook Governance vote. Facebook users are currently able to vote on proposed changes to the Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilites. The proposed changes would allow Facebook to share user information and data with other companies owned by or affiliated with Facebook. Instagram, a photo-sharing program, is one such affiliate. If passed, the changes would also put an end to any future voting on governance issues.

According to the article, the results of the vote are binding if 30% or more of active Facebook users vote. If less than 30% of Facebook users vote, the results are simply advisory. Users can vote, as well as review existing and proposed documentation, at the Facebook Governance site. Voting closes on Monday December 10, 2012.

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