“Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information,” the new policy says.
The Obama Administration also promises not to sell the data of on-line visitors.
But it cannot make the same assurances for users who go to third-party White House sites on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.
There will be no significant changes in actual practices under the new policy. But legal jargon and bureaucratic language has been stripped out, making it easier for readers to now understand that the White House stores the date, time and duration of on-line visits; the originating Internet
Protocol address; how much data users transmit from WhiteHouse.gov to their computers; and more.
The administration also tracks whether emails from the White House are opened, forwarded or printed.