"We are taking the time to ensure that people's comments are reviewed and taken into consideration to determine whether further updates are necessary and we expect to finalize the process in the coming week," a Facebook spokesperson told The Huffington Post by email.
Privacy advocates allege that the new document still violates the agreement by letting Facebook use personal information in ads without sufficient explicit consent from members. The groups also take issue with Facebook not doing enough to protect teens.
Facebook announced last week that it would update the document that explains to its more than 1 billion members how their names and likenesses will be used on the site. "We have not changed our ads practices or policies – we only made things clearer for people who use our service," a Facebook spokesperson told HuffPost on Thursday.
But after announcing those language tweaks, which we meant to go into effect on Thursday, a cohort of advocacy groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy and Consumer Watchdog, sent an open letter to the Federal Trade Commission, which was behind the 2011 agreement, asking it to stop Facebook.
Facebook said that the timeframe for enacting the changes has nothing to do with the letter. But the executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, one of the groups that signed the letter, disagreed.
"Facebook is being forced to justify its latest grab of user data to D.C. regulators," Jeffrey Chester told The Los Angeles Times.