Facebook announces 'Ask Our CPO' series to address privacy concerns

Facebook aims to address privacy concerns surrounding its new Graph Search feature. The social networking giant details the new feature in an explanatory blog post and video, and a new Ask Our CPO series.

Published Date
29 - Jan - 2013
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29 - Jan - 2013
Facebook announces 'Ask Our CPO' series to address privacy concer...

Following users privacy concerns around Graph Search, Facebook has come up with an explanatory blog post and video to assure the new feature is safe for its users. Facebook also announced a new feature, "Ask Our CPO," which seeks questions or comments about Facebook's privacy policy from users.

“Before Graph Search began rolling out, we highlighted a set of upgraded privacy tools on Facebook encouraging people to review what they've shared. The upgraded privacy tools, and the reminder to use them, are part of an ongoing effort to encourage people to make choices that are right for them,” says Facebook's Michael Richter in a post.

“Privacy works consistently across Facebook, not just on Graph Search. When you control who you share your information with, you determine who it's shared with across Facebook - including News Feed, timeline and in Graph Search.” Read Frequently Asked Questions about Graph Search here. Check out the video on info on how privacy works on Facebook and Graph search below article:

In a separate post, Facebook explains the purpose of Ask Our CPO series.

“In the “Ask Our CPO” series, we ask people to submit questions they have about privacy. In this first edition, Erin Egan, our Chief Privacy Officer of Policy, explains why we created this series and answers some questions she receives frequently about privacy,” says the company.

“At Facebook, we work hard to build and maintain your trust. We understand that you’ll want to share on Facebook only if you trust us to protect the privacy and security of your information. We also understand that issues about privacy can be complex given the fast-moving nature of technology and that you have questions about privacy.”

Read more about Facebook's CPO series here.

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