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Facebook is asking users to vote on its new revised privacy documents.

The company announced updates to its privacy policy just before its initial public offering in May 2012.  New sections will clarify how Facebook uses information about you, and allows the company to start showing ads on other websites you visit, targeted to interests you express on Facebook.

The updated documentation also includes the timeline format and other changes made since the previous policy revision in September 2011. 

Facebook officials said the changes are in compliance with European data privacy laws and to feedback received from users.   Facebook’s privacy policy is also regularly audited by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

The company explained the updates in a June 1, 2012 blog post. 

At least 30% of all active registered Facebook users must vote for the results to be binding, otherwise they will be considered “advisory.”

Users can vote via an application on Facebook from June 1 until 9 a.m. Pacific time June 8, 2012.