Facebook's data use policy
7 August 2012
Facebook announced consultation on its proposed Data Use Policy on 11 May 2012. The OAIC made a submission on 23 May 2012, and later met with Facebook to discuss issues identified in the submission. Facebook’s Data Use Policy came into effect on 9 June 2012. The OAIC received Facebook’s written response on 30 July 2012.
The OAIC’s discussions with Facebook about privacy are ongoing, with the aim of ensuring users have control of their personal information and who has access to it. Given the significant amount of information Australians share on Facebook the OAIC encourages users to put in place strong privacy protections.