Privacy Policies, Terms, Conditions: Pieces of the Legal Food.
The average online medium would encourage a user to read and accept certain policies, terms and conditions, or provide certain legal interactions between the user and the website. With the common saying, "where there is no law, there is no sin", there is a call for practically, everything that belongs to the digital and internet world to be governed by a policy. As such, it is a clear note that every blog, website, app or digital innovation must have policies that govern it's use.
For facebook, a more recent case was the questioning where none of them seemed to really understand the issues to the full. They kept asking the same questions, paraphrased and Mark kept repeating himself. Senator John Kennedy said, "I don't feel we are connecting, Your user agreement sucks." Mark, calm and respectfully answered all the while. Senator Dick Durbin also asked,
"Would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?" the 72-year-old asked.
Mr Zuckerberg paused for a full eight seconds, chuckled and said, "Um, uh, no,"
The Senator asked again, "And "if you've messaged anybody this week would you share with us the names of the people you've messaged?" .
Again, Mark said, "Maybe not here in the public."
"I think that might be what this is all about," said Durbin, "Your right to privacy, the limits of your right to privacy, and how much you give away in modern America in the name of connecting people around the world."
Regulations are coming to the Social Media scene concerning privacy and user data. The problem is, if they are going to be the RIGHT regulations? Mark possibly fears OVER-REGULATION. These regulations, if adverse, may affect the guy who is presently thinking of the next Facebook, and especially trying to disrupt Social Media via Blockchain technology.
Mark also mentions that "There will always be a free version of Facebook". We may infer that a paid version is in the works- Like a no-ads pro version, bring more privacy issues to the table.
Differentiating Privacy Policies, Terms, Conditions, Refund Policies and Licences.
Touching refund policies, for websites that permit online exchange and currency transactions, a refund policy may be embedded to include details as to when and when not to refund a visitor based on certain actions. In cases like this, it is usually warned that such visitors enter their card details on only trusted websites with Site Security Lock (SSL) certificates. These sites show a padlock security sign upon load and are usually accompanied with an "http(s)" formula.