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Facebook Asked by Privacy Groups to Stop Proposed Policy Changes

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg was asked by two privacy groups to withdraw proposed changes to the company’s governing documents, saying they raise risks to members’ data.

Facebook shouldn’t roll back voting options for users, shift controls on messaging or combine data from affiliates, including newly acquired mobile photo-sharing service Instagram, said Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and Jeffrey Chester, president of the Center for Digital Democracy, in a letter to Zuckerberg. Facebook proposed modifications to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and its data-use policy last week.