But, what a mess. And what a huge dent to the trust Facebook enjoyed – and trust is critical if you want to people to share their information and data. The lead link on consumerist.com analysed the legal clauses and this article was instrumental in the news gaining the attention it did.
We at CAS had some email exchanges about the subject. Guat Hong Teh made the following comment bringing the issue into the focus of our work in the CGIAR. She said:
“It’s easy to relate with applications like Facebook…the analogy to what we do with the centres is probably databases that centres create collating information/data ‘belonging to other people’.”
As the above mentioned NYTimes article says:
“Analysts say that much of the confusion and rancor this week stemmed from the fact that sites like Facebook have created a new sphere of shared information for which there are no established privacy rules.”
Thanks to Sebastian Derwisch for sending today’s lead link.