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Facebook's privacy policies consist of a collection of user-controlled settings, company policies, and recommended best practices that are meant to enable Facebook users to control the visibility of different parts of their profile.  
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Facebook's privacy policies consist of a collection of user-controlled settings, company policies, and recommended best practices that are meant to enable Facebook users to control the visibility of different parts of their profile.
  
Over time, Facebook has made several revisions to its privacy policy and settings. All these revisions has resulted in more control for the user. For example, applications can no longer retrieve profile data without express user permission. <br>  
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Over time, Facebook has made several revisions to its privacy policy and settings. All these revisions has resulted in more control for the user. For example, applications can no longer retrieve profile data without express user permission. <br>
  
Facebook asserted that its latest changes to privacy controls would enhance users' control over their data and allow them to keep things private. Critics expressed concerns that user privacy might actually be degraded by the changes, and that more content might be exposed to Facebook's own search engine, or to the wider internet via other search engines.&nbsp; <br>  
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Facebook asserted that its latest changes to privacy controls would enhance users' control over their data and allow them to keep things private. Critics expressed concerns that user privacy might actually be degraded by the changes, and that more content might be exposed to Facebook's own search engine, or to the wider internet via other search engines.&nbsp; <br>
  
Facebook user data may also be protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ("ECPA"), which mandates legal process prior to releasing any profile data. If a government or private entity requests user information, they must submit a verified subpoena or a search warrant.&nbsp; <br>  
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Facebook user data may also be protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ("ECPA"), which mandates legal process prior to releasing any profile data. If a government or private entity requests user information, they must submit a verified subpoena or a search warrant.&nbsp; <br>
  
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[http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php?ref=pf Facebook Privacy Policy<br>]  
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[http://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php?ref=pf Facebook Privacy Policy<br>]
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Revision as of 16:58, 21 December 2009

Facebook's privacy policies consist of a collection of user-controlled settings, company policies, and recommended best practices that are meant to enable Facebook users to control the visibility of different parts of their profile.

Over time, Facebook has made several revisions to its privacy policy and settings. All these revisions has resulted in more control for the user. For example, applications can no longer retrieve profile data without express user permission.

Facebook asserted that its latest changes to privacy controls would enhance users' control over their data and allow them to keep things private. Critics expressed concerns that user privacy might actually be degraded by the changes, and that more content might be exposed to Facebook's own search engine, or to the wider internet via other search engines. 

Facebook user data may also be protected by the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ("ECPA"), which mandates legal process prior to releasing any profile data. If a government or private entity requests user information, they must submit a verified subpoena or a search warrant. 


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