Law School academic interviewed about Facebook privacy changes
11 November 2011
Andrew Charlesworth, an IT and law expert at the University of Bristol Law School, was interviewed by the BBC regarding the social networking site, Facebook, which has announced it will ask users to opt into any changes in the way it uses their personal information.
The website is changing its policy after an investigation by the US Federal Trade Commission, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
"Users are not social networking sites' primary customers, advertisers and marketers are," said Andrew Charlesworth, director of the centre for IT and law at the University of Bristol.
"While the FTC settlement indicates sites must be more open about the ways they make personal data available, and provide users with greater control, Facebook and others will already be rethinking the techniques they use to persuade users to keep their personal data publicly accessible."
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