Facebook to let users vote on privacy changes

Max Schrems, the Austrian founder of Europe Vs. Facebook, successfully forced Facebook to put proposed policy changes up for a vote by all its users by mobilizing his privacy group to flood Facebook's Site Governance page with many more than 7,00o comments on the proposal -- the threshold for triggering a vote. Europe Vs. Facebook is demanding sweeping changes to Facebook's product rather than the small policy changes found in the proposal Today the one-week voting period opens on a set of a relatively benign changes and Facebook will notify users by web and mobile. If over 30% of Facebook's active users, or 230 million people, vote for the changes they'll go into effect, and if they vote against they'll be scrapped. Otherwise Facebook will take the changes "under advisory". Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer for Policy Erin Egan told me yesterday the company will consider changing its site governance voting system to discourage votes being triggered by low-quality comments and adapt to the growing size of Face

Facebook to let users vote on privacy changes

(AP) — Facebook is letting its nearly 1 billion users vote on changes to its privacy policy beginning on Friday.

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Facebook Forced By Privacy Activist To Put Policy Changes Up For Worldwide Vote

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Facebook opens public vote on privacy changes

Facebook has agreed to hold a public vote on its proposed new privacy policy, following pressure from activists on the social networking site.The Facebook Site Governance Vote, as its being ...

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