Facebook under pressure over privacy

Posted in: Legal & Security at 30/09/2011 17:28

Facebook faces regulatory scrutiny in Ireland, site of its European headquarters, over its handling of personal information, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper said the Irish data protection commissioner is to conduct a privacy audit of Facebook's activities outside the United States and Canada after complaints by European and U.S. privacy campaigning groups to the Irish commissioner and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/09/30/oukin-uk-facebook-data-protection-idUKTRE78T07520110930
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/09/30/idINIndia-59629920110930

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Facebook to be investigated over privacy concerns
Facebook is to be investigated by the Irish privacy regulator into how it handles users' data across Europe.

In the next fortnight the Irish data protection commissioner will launch a wide-ranging privacy audit of the social network after complaints about how Facebook tracks its users online.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/30/facebook-investigation-privacy-concerns

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