The social network announced proposed changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and its data use policy late last month. In an explanation of the changes, Facebook said that it would like to change how it shares anonymous user information with its affiliates.
Part of the reason for this change, the company explained, is to deal with its recent acquisition of the photo-sharing site, Instagram.
“This provision covers Instagram and allows us to store Instagram’s server logs and administrative records in a way that is more efficient than maintaining totally separate storage systems,” according to a company blog post. “We’ve added additional language to this proposal to clarify that the sharing of information among our affiliates is and will be done in compliance with all applicable laws, and where additional consent of our users is required, we will obtain it.”