In a statement released from California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, earlier today, Facebook has become the seventh company to sign the Joint Statement of Principles to enhance privacy protections for users who use online applications on smartphones, tables, and other electronic devices, according to CNET.
A letter from the Attorney General’s office to Facebook said:
Facebook’s App Center, which launched earlier this month, was built using the principles of the Attorney General’s guidelines, according to Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer, Erin M. Egan.
As creepy as I think Facebook is, it’s great to see them taking steps towards improving the privacy of its users. Ironic? Maybe. With recent privacy scares and skepticism from Path, LinkedIn, and Instagram, it’s probably safe to say that there are countless other apps that access our information without us knowing.
Other than Internet abstinence and providing false information, what do you think are the best steps to take to protect your private information in the digital world?