There’s no denying that Facebook’s voting system for privacy policies is flawed — when halting any measure requires enough votes to populate a large country, the attempt at democracy is more of a token gesture. As proposed, the company has launched an Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer page that’s a tad more engaging. Fill out a short form and CPO Erin Egan just might offer a direct answer as to why Facebook chose a given privacy path, and possibly tackle any outstanding concerns head-on. Those curious users whose questions are picked will have to wait for a monthly public response to get their answers, so don’t consider the page a personal hotline. It might, however, help make better sense of a company whose attitude towards our information is in constant flux.
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