A Privacy Guide : Part One Facebook New Privacy Control Features

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Well this is a must know for every Facebooker
Here are some Facebook Privacy Control Features that you must know.

Privacy Settings Page

If you go to Settings>Privacy Settings (Top Right), you’ll see a slightly more organised way of tweaking your privacy settings. From personal information to block list.

Under profile information for example, you can set who can views every info stated on your profile. You can even customise the list of "Trusted Friends" to allow viewing of sensitive information.

Status Postings

Prior to this, it’s rather difficult to control who can view your status updates. Now Facebook makes it easier to set your intended audience. Notice the small security lock icon beside the share button? If you lick on it, you can set who can view your status updates or even your wall postings.

For more info with a video guide on how to use the latest privacy controls, check out FB Blog here.
Facebook boss

But ironically, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, seemed to "dislike" this privacy updates! Haha. He practically gave access to more people viewing his profile and photos, including those with teddy bear! Hahaha Read more about His actions on here

For more on this update you can read here at the facebook blog :)
remember this is important in the future for some legal issues that will affect you.

Social Media in the context of privacy laws

Well from the blog of Kashmir HiLL which is a gorgeous babe at Forbes.
About Social Networking Privacy Settings If you are being sued legally.
Here is a case of two privacy laws but there got different results.Well we can discuss below.

Both of these cases involved a person with a Facebook account who was suing a company for something totally unrelated to social media. In California, an artist sued an apparel company for putting his designs on items they hadn’t agreed on, like maybe condoms. Lawyers for the company asked for access to all of the artist’s Facebook and MySpace updates, obviously hoping to catch him saying he was thrilled about being featured on a condom, or something like that.

A federal judge said that request violated the 1986 (?!?) electronic communications law and as long as the artist’s wall page was sent to friends only, then those posts were private and couldn’t be used by the defendant to make their case.

Then we go to New York, where a judge used the same law to back up his decision to force a women to turn over all of her social media posts, including those marked private. The woman claimed she was injured when falling from a defective chair, but the chair manufacturer said, but look at how happy she is on Facebook!

Remember that story that went around last year or so about the woman on medical leave for depression who had her insurance cut off because of party photos on her Facebook?

Looks like we still have a ways to go for the laws to catch up to technology, but what’s to be done in the meantime? I know we’re always preaching that an effective social media strategy involves becoming “friends” with your customers, but sharing stories about a drunken binge or a gambling spree in Vegas, might not be the best way to rack up sales, even if you do work for a liquor company.

The lesson here is that a little paranoia is a good thing. Look at your own personal Facebook account – would it be detrimental to your company if what you posted there was made public? Friends only box checked or not, nothing is private on the internet. Just keep that in mind the next time you’re thinking of mixing social media business with pleasure.
Want more legalese? Check out the article on this case at the New York Law


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Hi this is my blog about the Laws and Legals on facebook because it is becoming popular everyday and We as Lawyers and Legal practitioners must know how to use Facebook when regarding Legal cases for the clients.
It also varies across different countries because of it's own unique legal system