We posed these questions to Facebook:


Can you opt out of disclosing your Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

Yes. If you am uncomfortable sharing my real name, you can always delete your account. Similarly, if you’re uncomfortable making your profile and cover photos public, I can delete them. If you are uncomfortable making your network public, you can leave the network.


Can you correct or update your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) if you want to? Does the site tell you how to do this?

Yes. You can access most of you personal data stored by Facebook by logging into your account and viewing your timeline and activity log.

You can also download a copy of your Facebook data in an expanded archive through a link that’s provided on Facebook’s website.


Does the privacy policy involve self-regulation or a seal of approval?

Yes; it mentions TRUSTe and EU Safe Harbour.

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