Activists ask FTC to nix Facebook's new data policies

09/18/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Federal Trade Commission needs to weigh in on Facebook's new data policies, consumer- and child-advocacy groups say, arguing in a letter that a separate set of rules is needed to manage young users' privacy and ensure they are marketed to in a responsible manner. Young Facebook users are a "vulnerable group" who "should not be subjected to the same range of sophisticated ad-­targeting practices that Facebook imposes on adults," the letter says.

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