Complete 5 pages APA formatted article: Facebook Privacy. Facebook is one of the most popular social networking sites that provide a free platform to showcase individual interests in myriad forms and medium that include videos, music, personal albums, diaries etc. and emphatically proclaims the superiority of emerging innovative approach to contents and formats that would have mass appeal. It is people-centric and focused on the individual interests of its users. The advertisements are its main source of revenues which has increased tremendously because of the increasing popularity of the site. While it provides free access to the common man, it is also a highly successful business that is designed for the welfare and convenience of the people. Hence, people as major stakeholders, have a right to their privacy and without the consent of the users, the Facebook management cannot make available their private information.
. . . The Fourth Amendment states that ‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no Warrants shall issue… or things to be seized’. The Social Network Users’ Bill of right, primarily based on the Fourth Amendment, is a critical legal parameter that must become effective. Indeed, while easy access to information through the internet has been hailed as the most radical process of dissemination of information, the lack of effective control over the same has become a cause of great concern. The easy access to information has also become a bane for the authorities and the increasing cases of a variety of cyber crimes have become a serious issue. The information can be exploited by vested interests like terrorist groups and therefore, strong state control over the administration of internet sites and law against the violation of privacy has become the need of the hour.