We frequently post on social media issues, including issues pertaining to Facebook. As we recently reported, an article authored by our editor, Jim Dedman, was recently published in the January 2016 edition of The Inside Scoop, the newsletter of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel section.
But we’ve got more news on this front.
- Placing too much burden on Facebook users to navigate Facebook’s “complex web of settings in search of potential opt-outs”
- Providing no mechanism by which users can stop Facebook from collecting location information on users via its smartphone app besides stopping location access on the phone via the mobile operating system
- Offering no choice regarding the user’s appearance in “sponsored stories” or sharing of data pertaining to location.