This trial format comes a day after Facebook responded to an inquiry from the the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. In its response, Facebook said that it agreed with the FTC’s finding “that any privacy framework must be implemented in a way that both honors consumers’ expectations in the contexts in which they use online services and promotes the innovation that has fueled the growth of the Internet of the past two decades.”
These principles are:
- First, it should be easy to understand, even when the concept is complicated or is of no use to anyone.
- Second, it should be visual and interactive, because that’s the way people use the web today.
- Third, it should focus on the questions Facebook users are most likely to ask, because that makes it relevant.
It’s really amazing what kind of difference larger fonts and well organized information can have on the readability of a document.
Frankly, our hats are off to Facebook for putting this type of document together. We wish other companies (read: Google) would be so willing to better present this type of information.