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CANSA Facebook Support Groups – Privacy Settings

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has taken the decision to make all Facebook Support Groups’ privacy settings more secure, in order to protect the members of our support groups right to privacy, according to the POPI Act – read more:

The more secure privacy setting, “closed”, will ensure that only members belonging to a particular Facebook Support Group, will be able to see information and photos posted by other members of this group.

We would like to members’ private information and prevent harassment of members by individuals wishing to market services / products to members at a vulnerable time, or who seek to misrepresent personal information.

Non-members of the group will only be able to see a description of the group and rules of the group, and not the posts shared on the group, thus helping to improve security.

We trust that you understand our reasons for more secure privacy settings on our online support groups.

Due to the fact the privacy settings will be more secure, group members will not be able to “share” information directly from the group e.g. selecting “share” at the bottom of a post.

However, group members may copy and paste / save files and then post to their own Facebook profile if they wish to share information. We trust that members will only share general information that is helpful, and not private information other members may post. If unsure, members should always request permission.

CANSA is making every effort to comply with the POPI Act.

Any queries regarding this may be emailed to CANSA’s Social Media Co-ordinator,

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