Social media giant Facebook announced it would be releasing clearer versions of data policy. This includes the company’s terms of service as well to stem the tide of the recent privacy concerns amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


Facebook to release clearer terms of service, data policy


In a statement, Facebook’s Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer Erin Egan said that it would show this time “transparency” on how FB products work.


“It’s important to show people in black and white how our products work,” a blog post co-authored by Egan with Ashlie Beringer, Facebook’s VP and deputy general counsel.


“These updates are about making things clearer. We’re not asking for new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook. We’re also not changing any of the privacy choices you’ve made in the past,” they said.


Although this remains a proposal to date, Facebook has given its global users to give feedback within seven days. This is essential for the company to finalize the platform’s new language. It would also ask users to agree on the revised terms and data privacy agreement.


It can be recalled that both Egan and Beringer disclosed that the social media platform would be overhauled to simplify the app’s settings and control.


Also, a Facebook spokesperson said that Messenger’s conversations are being scanned for prohibited content.

“On Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it using photo matching technology to detect known child exploitation imagery, or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or viruses,” a Facebook Messenger spokesperson said Bloomberg in an interview.


“Facebook designed these automated tools so we can rapidly stop abusive behaviour on our platform,” the social media giant’s spokesperson added.