Infographic: Evolution Of Privacy Policy On Facebook

There’s no denying that Facebook is one of the greatest social networking platform for both users and businesses up to this date. However, Facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. Take for example, the most recent case where their Facebook chat’s privacy was compromised by a loophole in the system. They’ve also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users; like the most recent change.


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There’s no denying that Facebook is one of the greatest social networking platform for both users and businesses up to this date. However, Facebook hasn’t always managed its users’ data well. Take for example, the most recent case where their Facebook chat’s privacy was compromised by a loophole in the system. They’ve also changed how your personal information is classified several times, sometimes in a manner that has been confusing for their users; like the most recent change.

Users of Facebook aren’t exactly excited whenever Facebook introduces a new privacy policy. One of the surveys carried out by Sophos, revealed that 95% of those surveyed are against the idea of new policy changes on Facebook. Their last coding bug on the dissemination of private messages to the wrong person was probably one of the most embarrassing moments for Facebook.

The evolution of privacy on Facebook is probably the most interesting to look at. A set of infographics by Mattmckeon shows us how the privacy policy of Facebook has changed over the years.

Here are the types of Personal Data captured in the graphs:

–          Likes: A person, band, movie, web page, or any other entity represented in Facebook’s social graph that has a “like” button. “Likes” started with status updates, but have now grown to encompass pretty much everything.

–          Name, Picture, Gender, Birthday: Self-explanatory

–          Extended Profile Data: Your family members, city, place of birth, religious views, favourite authors, schools attended; anything that is an entity you can list a relationship to in your profile

–          Friends: The people you’ve added as friends

–          Networks: The personal networks you’ve set up on Facebook (e.g. colleges & universities or companies)

–          Wall posts, Photos: Self-explanatory

Without further ado, here’s the evolution of Facebook’s privacy policy in chronological order:

2005

2005

2006

2006

2007

2007

2009 (November)

2009 Nov

2009 (December)

2009 Dec

2010 (April)

2010 Apr

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