Facebook proposes bylaws for Oversight Board's operations & procedures
"Preparing the way forward for Facebook's Oversight Board," 28 Jan 2020
The bylaws set the rules for the board’s operations and procedures, and while we’ve taken inspiration from traditional corporate and non-profit bylaws, this document reflects the unique arrangement between the Oversight Board, Facebook and the Oversight Board Trust. They spell out the authorities and responsibilities of each entity, as well as the role of the people who use Facebook’s services. Once approved by the board, the bylaws will govern the board’s day-to-day operations... We are also building a case management tool that will ensure user privacy and provide secure access for board members to review case information... Facebook is committed to implementing the board’s decision on individual pieces of content within seven days... Facebook will also assess the technical and operational feasibility of applying the decision to identical content with parallel context, as explained in the bylaws... Facebook will provide a public response regarding any policy recommendations and follow-on action within 30 days... An important piece of feedback that we incorporated from our global consultation was that the board should have a dedicated staff... [W]e’re announcing that the first Director of Oversight Board Administration will be Thomas Hughes, former Executive Director for Article 19.