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Facebook affirms its privacy commitment with national campaign

Zach Miners | April 16, 2013
Facebook is teaming up with the nation's attorneys general to launch a public awareness campaign aimed at keeping young people safer on the site.

But some of the site's recent product rollouts have made it a more topical issue than usual. Facebook has already directly addressed, for instance, some of the privacy questions raised by Graph Search.

Graph Search was unveiled in January as an early stage search feature designed to make it easier to access a wide range of content across the site. The company has already been forced to address questions over whether the tool could be used by adults to uncover sensitive information about minors. In February Facebook vowed that Graph Search does indeed honor teenagers' privacy rights.

Under its terms of service, Facebook requires everyone to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account on the site, though in some jurisdictions the age limit may be higher.

 

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