Facebook posts 'easier to read' data policy, service terms

- A week after unveiling redesigned privacy control settings, Facebook posted revised terms of service and data policy to "show people in black and white how our products work."

"We explain the services we offer in language that's easier to read," chief privacy officer Erin Egan and deputy general counsel Ashlie Beringer wrote in a post. "We're also updating our data policy to better spell out what data we collect and how we use it in Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and other products."

The social media platform is dealing with the fallout from its most serious privacy brouhaha in its 14-year history. (Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to testify before Congress on April 11 on the company's data policies.)

"We're not asking for new rights to collect, use or share your data on Facebook," Egan and Beringer. "We're also not changing any of the privacy choices you've made in the past." 

Apparently, Facebook wants its users to be more aware of just how far-reaching the collection and sharing of data goes.

"We will never sell your information to anyone. We have a responsibility to keep people's information safe and secure, and we impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose data," the post reads. "We explain all of the circumstances where we share information and make our commitments to people more clear."

Facebook users have seven days to submit feedback on the terms and data policy.

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