Social network Facebook began Thursday to invite users to review their privacy settings to help better control what the public and distributed on the platform.
"We know that sign up for to contact your friends, not us., But we know how important it is to control the information they share and with whom we share," he wrote in a company blog post, Paddy Underwood, representative of Facebook.
Facebook officials spoke in June about amending privacy criteria after the network was criticized when it announced it would use the information about the sites visited by its users for a better distribution in terms of the areas of interest of material advertising display each user.
According to Facebook, users will be able to disable this new feature.
The company has signed an agreement with the federal government on audit related manner that preserves users' personal data.
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Network Facebook, which has over one billion users is often sued and accused of not enough protect users' personal data in relation to other applications or advertisers.
The largest trial that involves online platform in Europe is 60,000 plaintiffs users. They were convinced by a former student from Austria, now a lawyer, Max Schrems - which three years in a veritable "war" against the exploitation of personal data on the Internet - to associate its complaint filed this month in a court in Vienna against the famous social networks.
In August 2011, Max Schrems denounced Facebook for the first time for possession against misuse of personal data privacy protection Authority of Ireland (DPC), the country which is the European headquarters of social networking.
Over 60,000 internet users across Europe were asked to join the collective process that was initiated in Vienna then to amplify approach 2011.
Young Austrian militant urged all users of Facebook to support them initiative www.fbclaim.com site. Due to lack of staff to verify the identity of each, he 25.0000 limited to the number of these supporters of his, seeking damages of 500 euros each from the company Facebook.
The procedure is just the beginning. Viennese Court asked Facebook Ireland, European subsidiary Californian company, to provide a response within a period of four weeks.
Andreas Krish, board member for the protection of personal data from the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the initiative of the EU president European Digital Rights (EDRI), one thing is certain: "American giants have a competitive advantage on the media market and social networks Europe, because they use personal data of users without major consequences to bear. "This situation, he says, could be changed by court
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