Facebook has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over its privacy policies. That means we can all breathe a sigh of relief, right? Well time will tell.
I would like to think that means my information will be protected just as Facebook says it is, but I can’t help but consider the fact that several of the points brought up in the settlement was the fact that the Facebook Privacy statement said one thing, and the reality was that Facebook was doing things totally differently.
While I can hope that things will be done correctly from now on, there is no guarantee. Only as we move forward and see the independent third party evaluation can we hope to see if Facebook is following the terms of the settlement. I hope that they do, but I will not take it as gospel. I will continue to be aware of the fact that advertisers and third party application developers may very well have access to my personal information and act accordingly.
If it happens that things remain the same, I can take comfort in the fact that I have a LegalShield Membership and that I can depend on Identity Theft Shield to fix it.