It has started again. Another ‘privacy protection notice’ has been spreading virally on Facebook. People are told that by posting the notice they are protecting their personal data from unauthorized use. Sound like a good idea? Problem is it is crap.
When you signed up to use Facebook (or any service) you agreed to their terms and conditions and nothing you can post on your profile can change that.
This seems to get passed around every few months and people fall for it every time. Can you send a letter to your mortgage company saying “Although I have agreed to pay you $800 a month, I have decided that I will be paying you $600 from now on.”? What makes people think they can agree to a legal notice and then change it to fit their needs?
Want to make sure your data is not used? STOP POSTING IT ON FACEBOOK!