Wednesday, ten of the nation’s top privacy organizations, including the ACLU of Northern California, EFF, EPIC, and CDT, sent a joint letter to Facebook (PDF) calling for the social networking giant to fix remaining issues concerning user privacy and control.
Facebook recently took a step in the right direction and addressed some of its privacy issues. But Facebook users’ personal information is still visible through privacy cracks most people don’t even know about, including the "app gap." It’s time for Facebook to plug the app gap and give users real control over all of their information.
The privacy groups’ open letter (PDF) calls on Facebook to demonstrate its commitment to its own principles by addressing six outstanding areas of concern:
By addressing these issues, Facebook can continue to demonstrate its commitment to privacy. We look forward to working with them to do so.
And we hope you will join us by signing our petition urging Facebook to give you full control over your own personal information, and get involved in our campaign for online privacy, Demand Your dotRights!