What will come of the case has yet to be seen, but one things for sure, Facebook wants to quickly get a handle on this issue over privacy by giving users as much flexibility, freedom of choice, and education over how their information is shared.
Here’s the main changes Facebook will be making (source):
- Encouraging users to review their privacy settings to make sure the defaults and selections reflect the user’s preferences.
- Increasing the understanding and control a user has over the information accessed by third-party applications. Specifically, Facebook will introduce a new permissions model that will require applications to specify the categories of information they wish to access and obtain express consent from the user before any data is shared. In addition, the user will also have to specifically approve any access to their friends’ information, which would still be subject to the friend’s privacy and application settings.