Facebook announced Wednesday that it is mulling changes to its data use policy and its statement of rights and responsibilities, asking users to chime in. The data use policy explains how the site collects and uses information from Facebook members, and the statement of rights and responsibilities explains the terms governing the use of Facebook’s services. Users have until 9 a.m. PT Nov. 28 to comment on these proposed changes, but they may not be able to vote on them.
It seems like on a weekly basis, Facebook rolls out a new feature that prompts users to accuse the site of playing a 21st-century Big Brother. However, an attorney-turned-tech entrepreneur feels that Facebook is actually one of the better social media sites, in terms of respecting users’ rights. Andrew Nicol recently launched Clickwrapped, a comparison of the terms of service and privacy policies on sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Wikipedia and Twitter. Of the 15 sites Clickwrapped studied, Facebook was ranked fourth.