LAHORE (Staff Report) – These days many people on your Facebook friends list may be sharing statuses in the fear that Facebook may use their data and pictures without their permission.
Among other things, these standard statuses claim that any such step by Facebook is punishable under UCC 1-308-1 1 308-103.
Not to disappoint any of you enthusiastic sharers, but the status is just a hoax and posting it is not like serving a legal notice to the Facebook administration.
While we sign up for and create a Facebook account we agree to some terms and conditions – which also includes rules related to privacy and data usage.
Under the terms, Facebook can collect user data without any bar and use it for displaying any relevant advertisement to the respective user. Nonetheless, Facebook is also bound to provide user data to the law enforcement agencies, under US laws.
Here is the full text of Facebook’s data usage policy:
“We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services, including when you sign up for an account, create or share, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities. “