The changes up for a vote are:
- Updated language that clarifies that Facebook can use your data to serve you advertisements outside of Facebook’s Website.
- Updated language to better explain why Facebook retains user data
A full 30 percent of all active Facebook users — about 230 million people — must approve the changes for them to go into affect. If 30 percent of active users vote down the changes, Facebook will scrap them altogether. If at least 30 percent of users do not decisively vote one way or another, the Facebook will consider the changes “under advisory.”
To vote on the changes, click here.
Also in response to Europe v. Facebook, the Palo Alto, California-based social network updated its “Download Your Information” feature to include a wider swath of data, including friend request history, IP addresses used to access Facebook, account status changes, and other information. Following this update, Schrems told The New York Times that he was still dissatisfied with Facebook’s privacy policies as it was “still not in line with the European Data Protection Law.”
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