US privacy groups ask Facebook to rethink ending 'users right to vote on policy changes'
Two US privacy groups have reportedly asked Facebook to reconsider proposed changes to its terms of service, saying they violate commitments to protect users.
Facebook is also planning to get rid of a setting for users to control who can contact them on its email system.
According to the BBC, in a letter to founder Mark Zuckerberg, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy said that the changes could be in contravention of a deal Facebook struck with US regulator, the Federal Trade Commission.
"Facebook's proposed changes implicate the user privacy and the terms of a recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission," the letter said.
In April, Facebook settled with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it had deceived users and made them share more information than they had intended.
According to the report, on proposed changes to email controls, the letter suggested that 'by removing users' ability to prevent strangers from sending unwanted messages, the proposed changes are likely to increase the amount of spam that users receive.'
Facebook has so far issued no comment on the matter.
It is understood that it is in dialogue with regulators about the proposed changes, the report said.