Facebook agrees to update terms of service following political pressure

CNET | 4/9/2019 | Katie Collins
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Facebook has bowed to political pressure.

Facebook on Tuesday agreed to update its terms of service, clarifying the language around what it does with customer data, following pressure from within the EU.

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The social network reached the decision after discussions with the European Commission and a coalition of consumer rights groups, which accused Facebook of not being clear enough how it uses customer data to make money.

The actual content of the terms of service won't change, but the language very much will. Facebook agreed to make the changes, which it will apply globally, by the end of June.

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"Today Facebook finally shows commitment to more transparency and straight forward language in its terms of use," said Vera Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, in a statement. "A company that wants to restore consumers trust after the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal should not hide behind complicated, legalistic jargon on how it is making billions on people's data."

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