Submission Number: 00044
Received: 12/15/2011 10:46:45 PM
Commenter: Eric Fort
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Facebook, Inc., FTC File No. 0923184
Attachments: No Attachments
While the proposed settlement and consent agreement in the matter of Facebook is a good start, It fails to go far enough in protecting user privacy and addressing the deceptive practices Facebook has employed relating to the privacy of it's users. I fully support EPIC, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (epic.org), in their request and demand that this settlement be improved in the following 5 ways as outlined at https://epic.org/privacy/ftc/facebook/ (with some emphasis added by me):
* Restore Original Settings: The FTC order should require Facebook to restore the privacy defaults users had in 2009 before Facebook changed the setting
* Know What They Know: The FTC order should require Facebook to let users access all of the data that Facebook keeps about them.
* Facial Recognition: The FTC order should prevent Facebook from using facial recognition profiles without users’ express consent.
* Transparency: The FTC order should require that the Facebook’s privacy report is available to the public. (without public transparency it's value deminishes greatly.)
* Secret Tracking: The FTC order should prevent Facebook from secretly tracking users across the web.